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The Patients’ Behbud Society (PBS) of the Aga Khan University Hospital is an independent charity, responsible for collecting and disbursing zakat for the Hospital. It is Shariah compliant and has been certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. 

Donating your zakat to AKUH ensures that mustahiq patients receive world-class care from the best physicians and nurses. All zakat donations go toward patient care, with no amount used for administrative or other expenses.

Since its inception, PBS has successfully provided financial assistance worth Rs 2.48 billion to support over 92,858 mustahiq patients. The Society's single source of funding is zakat contributions received from individual donors and corporations. The faculty and staff members of AKU also contribute generously to PBS.​