Fitrana amount Fixed at Rs 140 per person in Pakistan

Islamabad: The minimum amount of ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ or ‘fitrana’ has been determined at Rs 140 per head this year, which is paid to the poor and needy before Eidul Fitr.The minimum amount of ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ or ‘fitrana’ has been fixed for year 2012

According to the market price of 2.25 kilograms flour, the amount for ‘fitrana’ has been calculated at Rs 140.

The faithful who wants to pay ‘fitrana’ equal to the price of barley, ‘khajoor’ (dates) and ‘kishmish’ should pay Rs 320, Rs 960 and Rs 1920 per head respectively.

Before the Eid prayer after the fast of Ramadan, every adult Muslim who possesses food in excess of his needs and those of his family must pay Zakat al Fitr. If the person is a breadwinner, he should also pay Zakat al Fitr for his dependants.

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