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Govt. to start refunding Hajj 2020 charges from Thursday

Saudi Arabia had announced it would hold Hajj 2020 with a “very limited number” of pilgrims residing in the country.


The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony made an announcement on Saturday that the government will start refunding Hajj charges to all applicants for this year from Thursday,

The decision has been taken in light of the Saudi government’s decision to hold a limited Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Ministry’s spokesperson.

The spokesperson said the amounts deposited by hopeful pilgrims will be refunded through scheduled banks across the country and all applicants are being informed via SMS.

According to the spokesperson, “Applicants should come in person to receive the amount in cash, while group leaders should come to the bank with all original documents of group members in case of receiving through cheque”.

Applicants can contact Accounts Officer Refund at 051-9208465 in case of any difficulty in the refund process, the spokesperson further added.




the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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