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Ministry seeks scholarship applications from minority students

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has asked the deserving minority students to submit applications for scholarship by Oct 14. Orphans, destitute, needy and poor minority students, having good educational record are eligible for scholarships for the financial year 2018-19, a ministry official said Thursday. The primary to professional level minority students of various government institutions, who passed the annual examinations during last one year can submit their applications to the…

Banks start receiving Hajj applications from today

ISLAMABAD: The designated branches of banks will start receiving Hajj applications from Monday (today), according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. A spokesman for the ministry told the state-run radio that Hajj applications will be received from intending pilgrims till 24th of this month at thirteen designated bank branches across Pakistan, including Azad Kashmir. He said that balloting for successful applicants will be held on 26th of this month. He said that successful applicants will…

US resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

WASHINGTON: US immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on its website that people who previously received a grant of protection under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may apply for a renewal under the terms in place before it was rescinded in…

Draw for hajj applications under govt scheme on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will hold a draw on Friday for selection of pilgrims for the Hajj applications, 2017, under the government scheme. According to official sources, so far the ministry has received 335,353 applications under the government scheme. The successful applicants would be informed through letters and text messages, whereas the results of successful candidates would also be available at www.mora.gov.pk and www.hajjinfo.org. The ministry received Hajj applications…