SBP directs for opening bank branches on Saturday to receive Hajj applications

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday directed commercial banks to open branches on March 09 (Saturday) for collection of Hajj forms.

The SBP said that Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony, Government of Pakistan has extended the date for collection of Hajj applications by designated banks from March 7, 2019 to March 9, 2019.

Accordingly, the central bank directed banks including 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, Meezan Bank, and Dubai Islamic Bank to open their designated branches on 9th March, 2019 (Saturday) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the purpose of collecting Hajj applications along with dues from the intending pilgrims of Hajj 2019.

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