Rs103,159 set as minimum Zakat amount for 1443-44 AR
March 17, 2023
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March 17, 2023 (MLN): The Administrator General Zakat has notified the Nisab of Zakat for the upcoming Zakat year 1443-44 AR, setting the minimum amount at Rs. 103,159/- (Rupees One Hundred Three Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Nine Only).
According to the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance of 1980, no deduction of Zakat at source shall be made if the account balance is less than this amount on the first day of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak, 1444 A.H.
The first day of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak has been officially notified as the "Deduction date", which is expected to fall on 23 or 24th March 2023 (subject to the appearance of the moon), for the deduction of Zakat from Saving Bank Accounts, Profit, and Loss Sharing Accounts, and other similar accounts having a credit balance of Rs. 103,159/- (Rupees One Hundred Three Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Nine Only).
The Zakat Collection Controlling Agencies (ZCCAs) have been requested to deduct Zakat accordingly and to provide a copy of the return of Form CZ-08 (A&B) immediately after depositing Zakat in Central Zakat Account No.CZ-08 is being maintained with the State Bank of Pakistan.
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and is obligatory for all Muslims who have accumulated wealth beyond a certain threshold.
The collection and distribution of Zakat are overseen by the Administrator General Zakat, who ensures that the funds are distributed to the needy and deserving members of society.