The government has extended the deadline by seven days for the registration of Hajj pilgrims for this year under both government and private managements.
The registration process, which started on March 1, will now end on March 18, Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary Anisur Rahman told UNB on Sunday.
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"The initiative was taken so that every intending pilgrim can complete the registration process," he said.
This year's Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia will begin on July 14.
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A total of 127,198 pilgrims - 7,198 under government management and 120,000 under private management - are expected to perform Hajj from Bangladesh.
The Hajj is likely to be held on August 21 this year subject to the moon sighting.