KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday lashed out at federal government for holding back over 2-3 billion rupees funds of the Sindh Zakat Council since the last three months without any reason.
“This ugly act is tantamount to depriving province’s 90,000 Zakat beneficiaries who are looking for what is due from the society and is collected and stashed into federal government accounts,” said Bilawal during a meeting with Sindh Zakat Council chairman Justice (retired) Zahid Qurban Alvi and Karachi chairman Khalid Lateef.
The Sindh Zakat Council delegation apprised about the council’s reformation process and the work being carried out by it. Bilawal suggested that the council should encourage and support mass weddings.
He said that the Sindh government would support the contributions for each couple. He also stressed that number of Zakat beneficiaries and the support amount should be gradually increased.