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The government yesterday extended the deadline for hajj registration until March 30 citing requests from the pilgrims.
The Bangladeshi nationals who had already deposited money for pre-registration and for registration to perform Hajj under the government or privately and now want to withdraw their money will have to apply after July 13.
The Religious Affairs Ministry is set to float a third list of pre-registered aspirant hajis from tomorrow as around 6,000 intended hajis failed to complete their final registration within the deadline of April 5.
The intending Hajj pilgrims will not require any police verification from this year, Religious Affairs Minister Motiur Rahman says.
The government extends the deadline for this year’s Hajj registration to April 23. Earlier in the day, Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab), the private body for Hajj arrangement, suspended its registration process demanding more time.
People who want to perform Hajj this year will have to complete their registration by tomorrow.
Bangladesh government is planning to conduct online registration of intending hajj pilgrims throughout the year to simplify hajj management, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.