JAMRUD, 19 October: The Zakat department of Khyber Agency has arranged a two-day workshop for the capacity building of the chairpersons of local zakat committees.

The training was arranged at Government High School No.2 here. The chairpersons of the local committees were told how to maintain the record of the Zakat amount distributed among the recipients.

They were also trained about locating needy and deserving people and distributing Zakat funds among them.

Besides, the trainers emphasized that priority should be given to poor patients and needy students in distribution of Zakat funds.

The local committees’ office holders eagerly participated in the training sessions and said they would incorporate the techniques they learned during the training.

“In past we used to face lots of problems in maintaining the record of the Zakat funds recipients. Hopefully, we will be able to maintain proper record in future,” said Malik Inayat, chairman of a local Zakat committee.