Wednesday Mar 30, 2022
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has fixed the Nisab for Zakat deduction on bank accounts at Rs88,927 for the ongoing year.
According to a statement issued by the Poverty Alleviation and Social Division Wednesday, Zakat will be deducted from saving accounts, profit and loss sharing accounts and other similar accounts having a balance of Rs88,927 or above, on the first of Ramazan.
Under the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980, no Zakat would be deducted in case a bank account has less than Rs88,927, the statement added.
The first of Ramazan will likely fall on April 3 or 4, this year, subject to the appearance of the moon.
To be liable for Zakat – which is one of the five pillars of Islam – one's wealth must amount to more than a threshold figure, termed the "Nisab".
Those who do not want Zakat deduction from their accounts can submit a "Zakat exemption" form in their respective banks.