According to CAF World Giving Index, Pakistan is ranked 92nd on the list of most generous countries and 8th in helping strangers. Managing to improve its ranking from 94th last year to 92 this year, the title Pakistan Most Generous Country has been awarded.
However many people contradict what the stats represent and a lot of it has to do with the government’s disbursement system. A portion of the nation’s economy is secreted and despite holding the “Pakistan Most Generous Country” label, the majority of people distrust the Zakat collection scheme of the government. Banks deduct Zakat fee each month from the customer’s bank account. However, if the individual wants, they can withdraw funds from their bank accounts to restrain from the Zakat deduction. To disallow banks to deduct a Zakat fee, the customers have to submit an affidavit. According to official statistics, Zakat deduction has remained between 3.5 billion rupees to 5.3 billion rupees.According to CAF World Giving Index, Pakistan is ranked 92nd on the list of most generous countries and 8th in helping ‘strangers. It has managed to improve its ranking from 94th last year to 92 this year as now being ‘Pakistan Most Generous Country’.
Zakat is a major source of help for poor and needy people. According to a spokesman for Shaukat Khanum Hospital, annual Zakat donations have been cited as the major source of funding to treat needy patients. Around 75% of the needy patients are benefitted from these findings.
Zakat is the Islamic way of distribution of money from the rich among the poor to uphold social stability as well as to rid the lust of wealth from the rich. Each year, millions of people unable to provide for themselves are benefitted with these funds. Pakistan is among the few nations that have such a devoted scheme of collection and distribution of funds among the poor. Most campaigns for Zakat collection are sponsored privately or corporately making Pakistan Most Generous Country. The best time to run these sort of campaigns is during the holy month of Ramzan during which every Muslim is dedicated to helping other Muslims.
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