No extension in Hajj applications date: ministry

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Tuesday ruled out the opportunity of remaining date extension in Hajj applications.Spokesperson Muhammad Umar Butt, talking to APP, advised the proceeding pilgrims to submit their Hajj applications and dues in time.

Giving a damage-up of the Hajj programs, he informed that the ministry had obtained 44,621 Hajj programs through distinctive banks to this point. He stated it had received 40,313 applications beneath the Government Hajj Scheme even as 4,308 packages beneath Sponsorship Hajj Scheme.

He said the unique banks remained open throughout the us of a for the gathering of Hajj packages and dues to facilitate the proceeding pilgrims on the weekend.

On Saturday, the ministry scored a total of four,468 Hajj applications of which three,960 have been acquired under the Government Hajj Scheme and 508 below the Sponsorship Hajj Scheme, he said, adding that on Sunday the ministry gathered a complete of 2,679 Hajj applications of which 2,371 programs had been acquired underneath Government Hajj Scheme whilst 308 beneath Sponsorship Hajj Scheme.

Butt said Meezan Bank had topped the list by using collecting 9,142 Hajj applications, such as 940 under Sponsorship Hajj Scheme, up to now.

He said the remote places Pakistanis could post a health certificate issued from abroad within the financial institution or they could provide a medical fitness certificate earlier than their Hajj flight.

He said individuals who had not but received the coronavirus vaccine, may also submit the application.

“However, they will have a complete dose of the vaccine and publish the certificate to the banks earlier than their departure to Saudi Arabia. Apart from NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority), a overseas vaccine certificates can also be applicable,” he maintained.

He clarified that it turned into now not essential for the character sending sponsorship to have a blood relation with the pilgrim. But it became critical to send the name, Computerised National Identity Card variety, and contact quantity of the pilgrim in conjunction with the money, he introduced.

According to other legitimate sources inside the ministry, a discount of Rs45,000 became expected in the Hajj prices beneath the Government Hajj Scheme. If the Pakistani currency did not fall in addition, the gain could be transferred to pilgrims by using the ministry, they delivered.

They said the ministry changed into seeking to make the Hajj package deal cheaper because the negotiation with the Saudi government changed into underneath manner.

They stated after the discount, the Government Hajj Scheme for the northern vicinity could be from Rs1,175,000 to Rs1,one hundred thirty,000 even as it’d be from Rs1,1 sixty five,000 to Rs1,a hundred and twenty,000 for the southern area.

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