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Hajj 2023: Authorised banks would remain open on March 25-26 to collect Hajj application forms

SBP issues statement about Hajj applications

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued a statement regarding the application forms for Hajj 2023 on Friday.

SBP announced that all branches of authorised banks would remain open on Saturday and Sunday (March 25-26) for the collection of Hajj Application forms along with dues for Hajj 2023.

The authorised branches of the banks will remain open from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday throughout the country.

“In order to facilitate the intending pilgrims to deposit application forms along with dues for Hajj 2023, State Bank of Pakistan has directed 14 authorised banks to keep all their designated branches open […] throughout the country,” SBP said in a statement.

14 banks have been authorised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in terms of Hajj Policy 2023 to collect application forms along with dues from intending pilgrims for Hajj 2023 with effect from March 16 till March 31 throughout the country.

The authorised banks are as follows:

  1. National Bank of Pakistan
  2. Habib Bank
  3. United Bank
  4. MCB Bank
  5. Allied Bank
  6. Bank of Punjab
  7. Bank Alfalah
  8. Zarai Taraqiati Bank
  9. Faysal Bank
  10. Askari Bank
  11. Bank Al-Habib
  12. Habib Metropolitan Bank
  13. Soneri Bank
  14. Meezan Bank 

Saman 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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