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Banks to accept Hajj 2024 applications even on weekend: Here's the schedule

11:51 PM | 8 Dec, 2023
Banks to accept Hajj 2024 applications even on weekend: Here's the schedule

ISLAMABAD - The banks designated for accepting applications for Hajj 2024 will stay open on Saturday and Sunday to facilitate the aspiring pilgrims.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony confirmed on Friday that the designated banks collecting Hajj applications across Pakistan would remain open on December 9th and 10th.

In a statement, the ministry's spokesperson emphasized that Hajj applications are actively being accepted under the government’s Hajj Scheme.

https://twitter.com/MORAisbOfficial/status/1733083874375479796 
 

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The State Bank of Pakistan also issued a notification to this effect and announced that the applications would be accepted by designated banks from 9 A.M to 2 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday.

The acceptance of Hajj applications will continue until Tuesday, December 12 after which it would be decided whether to hold a balloting or not.

It bears mentioning that the Short and Long Hajj package is available to both regular applicants and Sponsorship Scheme applicants for this year though the requirement of Covid vaccine has been waived by the government.

As far as the Long Hajj is concerned, it would encompass 38-42 days with 8 days stay in Medinah and those flying from South region i.e. Karachi, and Sukkhur would have to pay Rs 10,65,000 while those from other cities i.e. Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabad would pay Rs 10,75,000.

For Sponsorship scheme applicants, the cost is $3765 for the South Region while it is $ 3800 for the North region.

For Short Hajj package, the cost for regular Hajj applicants is Rs 11,40,000 for South region while the cost is Rs 11,50,000 for North region; the Hajj would continue for 20-25 days under this scheme.

For the Sponsorship Scheme, the cost for Short Hajj is $ 4015 USD for South region and $ 4050 for North region.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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