ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Friday extended the Hajj Sponsorship Scheme till April 7, 2023.
However, the date for the regular Hajj scheme applications ended today on Friday.
According to a notification issued by the Religious Affairs ministry, the aspirant pilgrims can now submit the Hajj applications under the sponsorship scheme till April 7 (Friday).
The decision to extend the date for Hajj sponsorship scheme was taken due to difficulties faced by the expats in transferring the funds. All applicants under Sponsorship Hajj Scheme will be declared successful without the balloting.
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) also issued a list of banks where Hajj applicants can submit their applications and dues.
The ministry advised the applicants to remain in contact with these banks for their queries and process.
1 Habib Bank Limited
2 United Bank Limited
3 National Bank of Pakistan
4 MCB Bank Limited
5 Allied Bank Limited
6 Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
7 Bank of Punjab
8 Meezan Bank
9 Bank Al-Falah
10 Habib Metropolitan Bank
11 Soneri Bank Limited
12 Faysal Bank Limited
13 Askari Bank Limited
14 Bank Al Habib Limited
The ministry said, “Hajj applications along with Hajj dues are being deposited by the intending pilgrims in the above-designated banks from 16-03-2023 to 02-04-2023.”