Aug 12, 2012
The Bait-ul-Mal Punjab has completed about 700 cases of marriage grant, educational scholarship, financial assistance and treatment. Social Welfare, Women Development and Bait-ul-Maal Punjab, Director General Malik Muhammad Aslam told APP on Thursday that funds of about Rs 500 million of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Punjab from 2008 to May 2011 were freezed because the district Bait-ul-Mal committees were not functional.He said when floods hit last year, the government directed to use these funds in flood-hit areas for rehabilitation purposes and then the funds were transferred to the head office.
Later the department came to know that the funds could not be utilized for rehabilitation of flood affected people and then Bait-ul-Maal decided to send back all funds to district councils, he added.
Meanwhile, Justice (R) Nazeer Akhtar, who had been working as acting Ameen of Bait-ul-Maal Punjab, said that when the district Bait-ul-Maal committees were not functional the transfer of funds back to district committees was useless. Later, Social Secretary Welfare Major (R) Shahnawaz became the Ameen of Punjab Bait-ul-Mal.
Malik Aslam said that two urgent meetings of the administration committee and Punjab Bait-ul-Mal council were called in and new district Bait-ul-Mal committees were formed. Besides completing 700 cases of deserving people with Rs 30 million, the cases related to marriage grant, educational scholarship, financial assistance and patients treatment were also attended. He said that all funds were sent back to districts committees for disbursement to deserving people and the district committees were now fully functional.