The Senate Committee unanimously passed the Bill titled "The Zakat and Ushr (Amendment) Bill,2023". The Bill was introduced by Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri. Yusuf Khan , Secretary for Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, apprised that the subject 'Zakat and Ushr' has been re-allocated from Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony to newly created Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety in 2019. However, the concerned ministry is confronting legal impediments with the transfer of subject and the sole purpose of this amendment is to address those legal impediments, he added.
The meeting was attended by Senator Danesh Kumar, Senator Molvi Faiz Muhammad, Secretary for Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Yusuf Khan and other senior officers of relevant departments were also in attendance.