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Designated banks to begin receiving hajj applications from tomorrow

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 Designated banks to begin receiving hajj applications from tomorrow.

All the designated branches of banks will start receiving hajj applications from Tuesday.

According to the spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs Imran Siddiqui, the applications will be received by the banks till 6th of next month.

 Designated banks to begin receiving hajj applications
Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has issued a circular in this regard.
Earlier, it had barred the designated branches of thirteen scheduled banks from receiving Hajj applications under government scheme from Monday Feb.24.
In a circular issued in Islamabad, the ministry announced suspending its orders of Feb 17.
Earlier, it had directed the banks to start receiving hajj applications from Feb 24 to March 4.
Now the government is revising the schedule of receiving hajj applications from intending pilgrims under Government Scheme.
The ministry would communicate new dates shortly.
GTV had reported on February 18:
However, that news also remained restricted to applications for Government Hajj Scheme.

The ministry had asked willing people may contact designated branches of 13 scheduled banks.

Because, only those branches will start collecting applications for Government Hajj Scheme.

Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony had issued directive to the designated branches of 13 scheduled banks.

In this regard, the ministry had sent a letter to Deputy Governor State Bank.

The ministry had directed the banks to collect Hajj applications continuously.

It has asked banks branches to also collect application on closed holidays Saturday and Sunday.

GTV

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