Banks start receiving Hajj applications

KARACHI – Designated banks started receiving Hajj applications under the government scheme from Monday.

The applications under this scheme would be entertained on first come and first served basis. According to Hajj Policy, 143,368 Pakistanis would perform Hajj and the government and private Hajj group organisers will have 50-fifty quota.

Any person who has performed Hajj during the last five years will not be eligible to perform Hajj this year except as Mehram or the one undertaking Hajj-e-badal.

The Hajj package under the government scheme from Karachi, Quetta and Sukkar will be 262,231 rupees and from Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Faisalabad and Sialkot would be 272,231 rupees.

An additional amount of 14,500 rupees would be required from those applicants who opt to perform their qurbani through the Islamic Development Bank.

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