Hajj 2023: Govt Extends Date for Applications to April 7

Sat Apr 01 2023
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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pakistan has extended the last date for submitting Hajj applications till April 7, 2023.


According to a ministry’s notification, the intending pilgrims can now submit the Hajj applications under the sponsorship scheme by April 7 (Friday).


“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.


Earlier, the Ministry had ruled out the possibility of extending the last date which was March 31 (yesterday) and urged the aspirant pilgrims to submit their applications and dues within the given time period.


Banks receiving Hajj applications


The State Bank of Pakistan has also issued a list of banks where Hajj aspirants could submit their applications and dues. These include:

1 United Bank Limited

2 Habib Bank Limited

3 MCB Bank Limited

4 National Bank of Pakistan

5 Allied Bank Limited

6 Bank of Punjab

7 Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited

8 Meezan Bank

9 Soneri Bank Limited

10 Bank Al-Falah

11 Habib Metropolitan Bank

12 Faysal Bank Limited

13 Bank Al Habib Limited

14 Askari Bank Limited


The ministry requires that all the designated banks collect applications and dues from the intending pilgrims on closed holidays i.e., Saturday and Sunday (April 1 and 2). The central bank has requested the banks to open all the branches on the said dates to facilitate the pilgrims.

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