Financial Assistance Amount For Deserving Minorities Doubled
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Sun 26th September 2021 | 03:20 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Sep, 2021 ) :The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has doubled financial assistance for deserving members of poor minorities.
An official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony told APP that the upper limit for grant of financial assistance to the poor and needy members of minority community had been enhanced from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 to help improving destiny of the deserving minority community members.
The ministry provides financial assistance to the needy, once a year, on recommendations of ministers, state ministers for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, four minority senators and ten minority members of National Assembly (MNAs) from their allocated share.
According to details, some 3,135 were provided Rs 12.046 million financial assistance in the fiscal year 2018-19. Similarly, some 4,126 individuals were paid Rs15.935 million financial assistance during FY 2019-20 and a total of 3,815 were given Rs 13.257 million financial assistance during FY 2020-21.