The Ministry of Religious Affairs has started refunding the payments of those applicants who registered themselves for Hajj 2020 under the government scheme.
A spokesperson from the ministry said that the payments are being doled out through the selected bank branches all over the country.
On the other hand, those Hajj applicants who have been successful in the government scheme are informed about their payments through text messages.
Due to the coronavirus, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has decided to exclude pilgrims coming from outside the kingdom from the Hajj this year and so the ministry of Religious affairs is refunding the charges of the people.
On the 23rd of June, Minister of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia Dr.Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten called Pir Dr. Noorul Haq Qadri Pakistani Counterpart to formally convey his decision of allowing limited pilgrims for Hajj 2020.
Noorul Haq Qadri announced through his twitter account that this year the Saudi government is going to allow its citizens and Iqama holders only to perform Hajj due to the spread of COVID-19.