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Govt to facilitate Hajj pilgrims in every possible manner: Ishaq Dar

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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chairs a gathering to evaluation progress on Hajj Scheme 2023 on April 1, 2023. — PID

ISLAMABAD: The federal government will present all doable amenities to the pilgrims desiring to carry out Hajj this yr, vowed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday.

The finance minister made the remarks whereas chairing a gathering to evaluation progress on Hajj Scheme 2023 in Islamabad.

“Hajj is a sacred spiritual obligation and the federal government will facilitate the Hujjaj in each doable method,” mentioned the finance minister.

The secretary of the spiritual affairs ministry knowledgeable the assembly that receipt of functions for the Hajj-2023 was closed on the thirty first of final month as per the federal government’s coverage.

It was additionally knowledgeable that 72,869 functions had been obtained within the banks in opposition to the quota of 44,190 of the federal government’s common scheme.

The spiritual ministry additionally supplied particulars about its overseas trade required for the Hajj 2023. The finance minister directed the involved authorities to gather full and absolutely reconciled info concerning the ultimate variety of functions beneath the common scheme from the banks by Tuesday.

‘Banks to stay open on Sunday’

In a bid to facilitate the intending pilgrims, the designated branches of all business banks will stay open on Sunday (tomorrow) from 9 am to 2 pm to gather Hajj functions.

The federal government has prolonged the Hajj Sponsorship Scheme until subsequent Friday (April 7), whereas the date for receiving functions beneath the common Hajj scheme has ended.

In line with the Ministry of Non secular Affairs and Interfaith Concord, the choice to increase the date for Hajj Sponsorship Scheme has been taken as a result of difficulties confronted by abroad Pakistanis in transferring funds for the aim.

It’s pertinent to say that every one candidates beneath Sponsorship Hajj Scheme will likely be declared profitable with out balloting.

The Ministry suggested the Hajj candidates to stay in contact with the designated banks for additional info and processes.

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