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Pakistanis give Rs 650 bln in charity every year: Study

Latest Update: June 28, 2015 | 152 Views
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis give an estimated amount of Rs 650 billion in charity every year to mosques, madaris, poor and homeless people, needy relatives, victims of terrorism and hospitals, revealed in a nationwide study on “charity” conducted this year.

The research study was conducted by Pakistan Peace Collective (PPC) – a research body of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.

According to the key findings of the study on charity, 78 percent Pakistanis give charity while 69 percent give charity mostly in the form of money.

Some 14% people said they give charity in kind like free teaching in schools or help in a local clinic. Around 16 percent people said they give charity in both in kind and cash forms while 84 percent males and 67 percent females give charity.

Women, some 24 percent engage in non-monetary donations, double that of males, survey revealed.

Some 68 percent give charity during Ramazan while 2 percent believe that charity funds are misused to promote terrorism and 24 percent people said they are not aware where their donation is spent.

According to the study, 73 percent people consider giving charity in the form of money to mosques and madaris, 66 percent consider giving charity in the form of money to poor and homeless, 54 percent consider giving charity in the form of money to needy relatives, 14 percent consider giving charity in the form of money to help education of poor children, 13 percent consider giving charity in the form of money to victims of terrorism and only six percent consider giving charity in the form of money to hospitals.

68 percent persons give charity in Ramazan, 52 percent every month, 42 percent at Eid, 20 percent at religious festivals, 19 percent during difficult times for family, 14 percent on family celebrations, 14 percent on Ashura days and 13 percent during natural disasters.

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