In a bid to facilitate the intending pilgrims, the designated branches of each commercialized banks volition stay unfastened connected Sunday (tomorrow) from 9am to 2pm to cod Hajj applications.
The authorities has extended the Hajj Sponsorship Scheme till adjacent Friday (April 7), whereas the day for receiving applications nether the regular Hajj strategy has ended.
According to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, the determination to widen the day for Hajj Sponsorship Scheme has been taken owed to difficulties faced by overseas Pakistanis successful transferring funds for the purpose.
It is pertinent to notation that each applicants nether Sponsorship Hajj Scheme volition beryllium declared palmy without balloting.
The ministry advised the Hajj applicants to stay successful interaction with the designated banks for further accusation and processes.
‘All imaginable facilities for Hajj pilgrims’
Earlier today, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar vowed that the authorities volition supply each imaginable facilities to the pilgrims intending to execute Hajj this year.
The concern curate made the remarks portion chairing a gathering to reappraisal advancement connected Hajj Scheme 2023 successful Islamabad.
“Hajj is simply a ineffable spiritual work and the authorities volition facilitate the Hujjaj successful each imaginable manner,” said the concern minister.
The caput of the spiritual affairs ministry informed the gathering that receipt of applications for the Hajj-2023 was closed connected 31st of past period arsenic per the government's policy.
It was besides informed that 72,869 applications had been received successful the banks against the quota of 44,190 of the government's regular scheme.
The spiritual ministry besides provided details astir its overseas speech required for the Hajj 2023. The concern curate directed the acrophobic authorities to cod implicit and afloat reconciled accusation regarding the last fig of applications nether the regular strategy from the banks by Tuesday.