Deadline Extended for Submission of Medical Certificate of Hajj Pilgrims

The Ministery of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony extended the deadline for medical registered pilgrims under the government’s Hajj scheme for the presentation of medical certificates.

Until 30 April – 2020, Hajj pilgrims were able to submit their medical certificates. The extension took place in response to the current lock-up situation caused by the COVID-19 in the region.

Earlier on March 26, it emerged that Saudi authorities had stopped Pakistan from finalising agreements relating to Hajj 2020 arrangements amid coronavirus pandemic.

According to a letter written by Saudi Hajj Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten to Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri, Pakistan was asked to stop finalizing its agreements regarding housing, food and travel arrangements for now.

A spokesman for religious affairs ministry said that the Saudi authorities conveyed that the payments for the arrangements should be deferred for time being in order to facilitate the Hajj pilgrims.

“The final agreements should be delayed keeping in view the situation in the aftermath of coronavirus outbreak,” he said while quoting the letter and added that it further said the Saudi authorities are constantly reviewing the situation due to the global pandemic.

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