Published On: Fri, May 20th, 2016

Ministry invites sponsored Hajj applications by June 2

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has directed corporate entities/public sector organisations to submit their sponsored Hajj applications by June 2.

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According to a notification, corporate entities, public sector organisations have been directed to submit lists of their sponsored labour/low paid employees, who are being sent to perform the sacred religious obligation on the reserved seats.

As per Hajj Policy, 500 seats have been reserved in Government Hajj Scheme for labour/low paid employees sponsored by public sector organisations/corporate entities.

The applications of corporate sector entities should be submitted on a prescribed proforma through Workers Welfare Fund. Whereas the public sector organizations must send their applications through their respective ministries.

With the application – the organisations should submit the names of employee, father name, designation, computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) no, Passport no, address and contact no of both office and home along with mobile numbers.

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Applicants of public Sector organizations could only be sponsored through welfare budget or other than the regular budget as nobody is allowed to perform the Hajj under government expense.

Owing to the limited availability of seats – the notification added – the ministry will review and short list applicants on case to case basis.

The corporate entities will be accommodated against reserved seats subject to payment of Hajj dues under the concept of “Corporate Social Responsibility,” the notification added.

It merits mentioning here that three percent of 71,684 of Government Hajj Scheme 2,150 is reserved for hardship quota. Out of which 500 seats have been reserved for low paid employees, labours.

 

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