LAHORE Provincial Zakat Council Punjab has passed first six monthly budget for 2011-12 and gave approval for release of Rs 87LAHORE: Governor Latif Khosa, MPA Syed Ahmad Mujtaba Gilani and others on the walima ceremony of Syed Muneeb Bin Amir and Syed Haroon Bin Amir, sons of General Manager CAA, Allama Iqbal International Airport Syed Amir Mehboob.3.99m for educational scholarships, health, marriage grant, technical education and leprosy patients. This was decided at 136th meeting of PZCP held under the chairmanship of Provincial Secretary Zakat and Ushr Imran Nasir Khan here on Monday. MPA Sakina Shaheen Khan, Administrator Zakat Punjab Muhammad Yousaf Butt, Deputy Administrator Zakat Field Rana Muhammad Sajjad Babar, Maulana Raghib Hussain Naeemi, Hafiz Fazal Rahim Ashrafi, representatives of social welfare and Local Government departments also attended the meeting. The Council approved Rs 41.6m for the year 2010-11 for 12,454 deserving students of 102 deeni madaris in 12 districts. The Council also gave approval of Rs 94.48m for deserving students studying in 1685 schools, colleges and universities. The meeting approved Rs 122 million for the year 2011-12 for 35 hospitals for the treatment of needy patients and decided to handover the amount to the Health Welfare Committees of these hospitals. Imran Nasir Khan directed the officers of the department to play their role for the transparent distribution of funds to the deserving persons and personally visit concerned districts and monitor the process of distribution of funds. Sudan, Pakistan together by strong ties: Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Liaqat Baloch returned home on Monday after a week long visit to Sudan where he attended general conference of the ruling National Congress in Khartoum. During his stay, he called on the Sudan President Omer al Bashir and head of the Libyan interim council and revolutionary leader Hassan Mustafa Abdul Jaleel. In his meeting with the Sudanese President, Liaqat Baloch expressed solidarity with the people on behalf of the JI. The Sudanese President told the JI leader that Sudan and Pakistan were linked together by the strong ties of Islam. He said that his government was facing the foreign interference with prudence, dignity and steadfastness. He said that the colonial powers were the enemies of the Sudanese people. The US and its allies were creating instability in the country to occupy natural resources. However, he said, the Sudanese people were fully awake and the foreign conspiracies would be foiled through public unity, dialogue and peaceful pursuits. Hassan Mustafa Abdul Jaleel told Baloch that Libya had come out of oppressive and dictatorial rule of Col Gaddafi.