Govt to Return Rs. 5 Billion to Hajj Pilgrims

Mufti Abdul Shakoor, the Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, has refunded Rs. 5 billion to Hajj pilgrims as part of the Hajj Support Program.

On Monday, he informed the media that each pilgrim who did the Hajj this year would get Rs. 150,000 as part of the government’s program, beginning this Wednesday and lasting through August.

Additionally, he said that the pilgrims’ cell phones will get an SMS with information on the refund.

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He advised the pilgrims to get in touch with their respective banks for the refund collection within the allotted time frame with their original CNICs, passports, deposit slips, and the ministry’s SMS.

Remember that only banks with authorization are required to repay the money.
According to Minister Shakoor, the government provided the pilgrims with first-rate facilities, including air-conditioned lodging in Makkah and Madinah, three meals each day, and transportation.

Approximately 15,000 pilgrims had flown straight from Islamabad to do the Hajj as part of the Road to Makkah program, he noted.

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