Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressed a ceremony at the National University of Technology, Islamabad, and said that the government faces hurdles in using Zakat funds to spend on the education of the needy as the Ulema had issues with using these funds for educational purposes.

Shehbaz Sharif also said that if the Zakat funds can’t be used for the education of the needy students, then what is the logic in spending this money on other necessities for the students.

The prime minister also said that if we want to progress, we should not create issues over very small things.

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Addressing the ceremony, Shehbaz Sharif also mentioned that the promotion of skilled and technical education should be a priority.

He further stated that technical education is the key to the success of any country.