Banks to remain open on Saturday, Sunday to receive Hajj applications
March 24, 2023 09:32 PM
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Friday announced that all branches of authorised banks would remain open on Saturday and Sunday (March 25-26) for the collection of Hajj Application forms along with dues for Hajj 2023.
“In order to facilitate the intending pilgrims to deposit application forms along with dues for Hajj 2023, State Bank of Pakistan has directed 14 authorised banks to keep all their designated branches open throughout the country,” the central bank said in a statement issued in this regard.
It should be noted that these branches will remain open from 9am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday throughout the country.
Earlier, in terms of Hajj Policy 2023, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has authorised 14 banks to collect application forms along with dues from intending pilgrims for Hajj 2023 with effect from March 16 till March 31 throughout the country.
The authorised banks include: National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank, United Bank, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Bank of Punjab, Bank Alfalah, Zarai Taraqiati Bank, Faysal Bank, Askari Bank, Bank Al-Habib, Habib Metropolitan Bank, Soneri Bank, Meezan Bank