Administrative Structure

Provincial Zakat Administration

Zakat & Ushr Department Punjab serves as Secretariat and administers the affairs relating to Zakat &Ushr in Punjab. Secretary Zakat & Ushr who is the in-charge of the department, performs the functions of Chief Administrator Zakat in the province.

Provincial Zakat Council
It is the highest forum in the Province to exercise general superintendence and control over matters relating to Zakat & Ushr particularly Zakat Fund and maintenance of accounts.The Provincial Zakat Council of Punjab consists of

  • A chairman (who is, or has been judge of the High Court, to be nominated by the Governor)
  • Five persons of whom three shall be Ulema to be nominated by the Governor
  • Two women to be nominated by Federal Government
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in  the Finance Department
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in Local Government Department
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in the Social Welfare Department and
  • The Secretary/Chief Administrator Zakat who shall also be the Secretary of the Council

Attached Department
Office of the Administrator Zakat & Ushr Punjab is a subordinate office of the secretary Zakat & Ushr Punjab, administers and control field setup like District Zakat Committees and Local Zakat Committees for disbursement of Zakat funds under different programs of Zakat.

Divisional Office

Divisional set up consists of a Deputy Administrator Zakat (M&E) (BS 18) and its support staff at each divisional headquarter who conducts monitoring and Evaluation of the working of District Zakat Committees (DZCs), Local Zakat Committees (LZCs) and other institutions in receipt of Zakat funds in jurisdiction of the respective division.

District Zakat Committees

District Zakat Committees (one at each district) arrange release of Zakat fund at district level, and prepare and maintain accounts    

Local Zakat Committees

Local Zakat Committees (generally one in each village, mohalla or a revenue unit) determine istehqaq of the applicant mustehqeen and arrange actual disbursement of Zakat money among mustehqeen (beneficiaries). They maintain accounts of the disbursement.