Last date to submit Hajj applications further extended till July 7
ISLAMABAD, Jul 1 (APP):The last date to submit Hajj applications under the government scheme has been further extended till July 7.“Last date of submitting Hajj applications has been extended till July 7 due to Bank and two weekly holidays” said Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Hamid Saeed Kazmi while chairing a meeting. The ministry would send 80,000 intending pilgrims under the government scheme to perform the most cherished religious obligation.
The applications are being received through designated bank branches of
Allied Bank Limited, Habib Bank Limited, Muslim Commercial Bank,
National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank Limited and Zarai Taraqiati Bank
The ministry had extended the last date to submit Hajj applications
from June 25 to July 2 due to low turn out of applicants mainly caused
by the condition of Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) imposed by the
Saudi authorities for Hajj this year.
The ministry has issued directives to the bank branches receiving the
Hajj applications for accepting the applications along with photocopies
of the receipts from those aspirants who have applied for MRPs.