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Bank accounts mandatory for Hajj applicants in 2023: Minister

Bank Accounts Mandatory For Hajj Applicants In 2023: Minister:

Bank Accounts Mandatory For Hajj Applicants In 2023: Minister

JEDDAH/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government has made it compulsory for the Hajj applicants to have valid bank accounts in the country.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Mufti Abdul Shakoor disclosed this on Monday.

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Minister today reached Jeddah to attend the World Hajj Conference.

Mufti Shakoor said that now the Hajj applicants will have to open their bank accounts, if they don’t have already, to perform Hajj from 2023.

He said that linking Hajj with bank account is part of the new Hajj policy for 2023. The new Hajj policy will be announced soon after approval of the cabinet.

Hajj applications for the year 2023 will be opened in February this year.

Meanwhile, Minister for Religious Affairs will be briefed on the latest facilities for the Hajj as per the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

Mufti Shakoor will also meet with important personalities in Saudi Arabia during the World Hajj Conference.

After approval of 2023 Hajj policy, the government will invite applications from the individuals. The government will also announce the Hajj package for the public and private sectors

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