All KP zakat bodies disbanded over corruption charges

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zakat Council on Wednesday disbanded all the district and local zakat committees in the province over corruption charges. The decision to this effect was taken in the 11th meeting of zakat and ushr held in Peshawar. Chairman of the council, Ghulam Mohiuddin, presided over the meeting.

Secretary Zakat, Humayun Khan, deputy secretary Syed Maqbool Shah, member zakat council Seemi Saba, Maulana Inamullah, Sultan Hussain Farooqi and Bilquis Murad also attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Mohiuddin said there were charges of corruption against zakat committees with had solid proofs therefore these committees were disbanded.
He directed members of the council to monitor the distribution of zakat in order to make it transparent and deserving people could have their due share in it. The meeting also reviewed the proposed zakat budget for the year 2013-14. It also reviewed other concerned matters. 
Minister for Ushr, Zakat and Auqaf and Religious Affairs Habibur Rehman said on Tuesday that the KP government has formed an eight-member provincial zakat council, comprising two women, two clerics and three local elders, while secretaries for finance, ushr and zakat, social welfare and health have also been announced.
He said the meeting of the provincial zakat council will be held on Thursday (today) which would discuss a fair mechanism of ensuring transparent disbursement of zakat and ushr collections. - Agencies
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