MAKKAH MUKARMA, Jun 07, 2023: Two catering companies responsible for providing meals to Pakistani pilgrims in Makkah Mukarma have been fined 4,000 Riyals for failing to meet food quality standards and neglecting their duty to provide satisfactory meals to the intending pilgrims performing Hajj under the Government scheme.
In a significant development, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have officially inked an agreement to implement the “Road to Makkah” initiative, designed to simplify the immigration process for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
Pakistan on Monday decided to accept all applications without conducting a balloting under Hajj Scheme 2023
ISLAMABAD: The Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, has announced that the Saudi government has deployed an extensive air surveillance system to ensure the safety and security of all the faithful preparing to embark on the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Kingdom.
Pakistan has received 72,869 applications for Hajj 2023 up till March 31, 2023 under the government’s regular scheme quota of 44,190.
KARACHI: Banks have been asked to open their branches on Saturday and Sunday to accept applications under Hajj 2023.
Pakistan has decided to provide foreign exchange cover of $90 million for Hajj 2023. This has been decided by the government while approving Hajj Policy.
KARACHI: The Pakistani Rupee (PKR) has recorded a sharp decline by Rs16.79 or 36 per cent against the Saudi Riyal during the past seven months January – July 2022, according to official data. According to weighted average customer exchange rates issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the selling rate by exchange companies opened … Read more
KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued instructions to banks related to issuance of remittances for Hajj expanses and their repatriation on non-utilization. The SBP issued a circular dated June 03, 2022 invited attention of banks to Para 45A, Chapter 17 of Foreign Exchange Manual in terms of which Authorized Dealers are allowed to … Read more
KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday directed banks to observed working days on weekly holidays to facilitate intending pilgrims in depositing application forms and dues for Hajj 2020. The central bank said that on the request of Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony, Islamabad, it has been decided that authorized banks … Read more