Banks Across Pakistan Receiving Hajj Applications starting from 27th November, 2023.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced that banks across the country will accept applications for the government’s Hajj scheme from November 27 to December 12, 2023.
*Applicants can submit applications at designated branches of 15 banks. The application process is expected to be smooth and hassle-free.
Fair Lottery System for Hajj Applications
In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the allocated quota, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has unveiled plans for a fair lottery system.
This measure ensures transparency and equal opportunity for all applicants vying for the chance to embark on the spiritual pilgrimage.
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Women Can Now Perform Hajj Without a Male Companion
This year’s Hajj pilgrimage marks a significant stride towards gender inclusivity. For the first time, women will have the opportunity to undertake the sacred journey without the traditional requirement of a male companion.
This is a progressive shift in the approach to this religious obligation and will allow more women to participate in one of the most important pillars of Islam.
Special Quota for Hajj Under Sponsorship Scheme
The government has also announced a special quota of 25,000 seats for Hajj under the sponsorship scheme.
This offers an alternative avenue for those eager to participate in the Hajj journey, providing a diverse range of opportunities for prospective pilgrims.
Hajj Applications from Abroad
Applicants residing abroad are required to submit their applications along with dollars.
This global dimension adds a unique element to the application process, catering to the diverse range of Pakistani nationals located across the world.
Exemption from Lottery for Applicants and Dependents
To prioritize familial ties, the Ministry has introduced an exemption from the lottery for applicants and their dependents.
This strategic move aims to ensure a shared spiritual experience for families and close relatives, fostering a sense of unity during the sacred pilgrimage.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs’ strategic measures and the inclusive changes introduced this year aim to enhance the experience for all participants, fostering a sense of unity and devotion among the diverse pool of pilgrims. Banks Across Pakistan Receiving Hajj Applications have marked a new beginning towards #hajj2024.
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