The Hajj registration deadline has again been extended till April 23 by the government for the registration of Hajj pilgrims for 2017.
The decision was taken at a meeting between Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matior Rahman and leaders of Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab) held at the minister’s Mintoo Road residence on Monday.
The minister talked to reporters after the meeting and said the deadline was extended following the demand of the Haab leaders.
Earlier, the government extended the deadline twice.
A total of 127,198 Bangladeshis will perform hajj this year as per the drafts of National Hajj and Umrah Policy 2017 and the Hajj Package 2017 approved by the Cabinet.
Under the Hajj Package 2017, a total of 117,198 pilgrims will perform hajj under private management while 10,000 under the government management.