KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday directed banks to collect Hajj applications and other dues on coming weekly holidays on Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 01.
A statement issued by the SBP stated that in order to facilitate the intending pilgrims to deposit application forms along with dues for Hajj 2020, 13 authorized banks had been directed to keep all their designated branches open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (i.e. 29-02-2020 and 01-03-2020) throughout the country.
Earlier, in terms of Hajj Policy 2020, the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony has authorized 13 banks (viz. 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 and Meezan Bank) to collect application forms along with dues from intending pilgrims for Hajj 2020 w.e.f. February 25, 2020 till March 06, 2020 throughout the country.