12.15. Severance Package
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Quite often, employers offer a severance package while laying off employees from the job. This package includes some monetary and some non-monetary benefits. Monetary compensation is Zakat-able if that money has not been spent at end of a person's Zakat year - thus he will pay Zakat thereon 2.5% of the amount. On the other hand, if he has used the money to buy a house, before the end of his Zakat year, no Zakat will be payable on that.


12.14 Lump Sum Payments in Terms of
Compulsory Pension and Provident Funds

12.16 Income Tax



Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The partner organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.