Govt to start refunding Hajj 2020 charges from Thursday

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony made an announcement on Saturday that the government will start refunding Hajj charges to all applicants for this year from Thursday,

The decision has been taken in light of the Saudi government’s decision to hold a limited Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Ministry’s spokesperson.

The spokesperson said the amounts deposited by hopeful pilgrims will be refunded through scheduled banks across the country and all applicants are being informed via SMS.

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According to the spokesperson, “Applicants should come in person to receive the amount in cash, while group leaders should come to the bank with all original documents of group members in case of receiving through cheque”.

Applicants can contact Accounts Officer Refund at 051-9208465 in case of any difficulty in the refund process, the spokesperson further added.

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