Islamabad (Agencies): The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has extended the last date of submitting applications under Government Hajj Scheme till March 9.
According to statement issued by the ministry, the balloting to choose lucky persons would be conducted on March 11 instead of March 9.
On Feb 25, 14 designated banks started receiving Hajj applications under the scheme until March 6.
Particulars of the intending pilgrims, who have already submitted their applications, have been uploaded on the website of Ministry of Religious Affairs and relevant information is also being sent through SMS. In case of any error in the particulars, applicants can contact the concerned bank for correction.
About 200,000 Pakistani pilgrims will perform Hajj this year as Saudi Arabia had announced to increase Pakistan’s Hajj quota.
According to Hajj policy 2019, expenses for Hajj will be divided into two zones. Expenses for the northern zone would be Rs436,975 and for the southern zone would be Rs427,975. The government will provide Rs45,000 subsidy per Hajji.