Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust launches Zakat collection campaign.

LAHORE -- The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) launched its Zakat collection campaign for 2023 in the second week of March. On this occasion, Dr Faisal Sultan, CEO of SKMT, said that the campaign theme this year focuses on easing the burden of cancer for families already afflicted with poverty. A loved one's cancer diagnosis brings many challenges, including the financial cost of treatment and associated expenses, such as travel and accommodation. He explained, 'In these circumstances, your support plays a major role in easing the burden of cancer. Over the last 28 years, support of generous donors like you has enabled the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust to provide quality treatment to deserving cancer patients, irrespective of their ability to pay.'

Dr Faisal Sultan also commented on the impact of charity given to SKMT last year, 'In 2022, the generous support of people enabled us to provide financially supported treatment worth Rs. 11 billion to over 75 percent of our cancer patients. The proportion of Zakat collection in this was around fifty percent, which will reassure you that Zakat itself is not enough to cover the costs of direct patient care and there is no possibility of Zakat being utilised for any other purpose. Zakat is utilised on the treatment of eligible patients only based on a consistent and fair methodology. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust has...

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