Hajj 2023: Last date for submission of applications extended
The aspirant pilgrims can now submit the Hajj applications under the sponsorship scheme till April 7 (Friday).
The last date for submission of Hajj applications has been extended!
The announcement was made by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Friday that the last date for Hajj applications has been extended to April 7, 2023.
“Now the intending pilgrims may submit their applications by 7th April 2023. It is requested that an extension of the last date for submission of applications under the sponsorship scheme may be communicated to all the missions for publicising the same to overseas Pakistanis,” the statement read.
The ministry had earlier ruled out the possibility of an extension of the last date which was March 31 (today) and urged the aspirant pilgrims to submit their Hajj applications and dues in the given time period.
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 throughout the country.
The authorised banks are as follows:
- National Bank of Pakistan
- Habib Bank
- United Bank
- MCB Bank
- Allied Bank
- Bank of Punjab
- Bank Alfalah
- Zarai Taraqiati Bank
- Faysal Bank
- Askari Bank
- Bank Al-Habib
- Habib Metropolitan Bank
- Soneri Bank
- Meezan Bank
The national flag carrier airline announced that its pre-Hajj operation would start on May 21 and continue till August 12 during which PIA will lift 38,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.