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Hajj balloting put on hold owing to SHC stay order

KARACHI: The ministry of religious affairs on Friday postponed the Hajj balloting in compliance with a Sindh High Court’s stay order. The SHC Sukkur bench had granted a stay order against the balloting on a petition challenging the new…

India ends decades-old subsidy for Hajj pilgrims

NEW DELHI: India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage, it announced Tuesday. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its…

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…