Circulars/Notifications - Exchange Policy Department  
 F.E. Circular No. 42
April 18, 1992 

All Authorized Dealers
In Foreign Exchange/Airlines/
Shipping Companies/Travel Agents,

Dear Sirs,


Attention is invited to F.E. Circular No.37 dated the 8th April, 1992 on the Subject noted above.

2. It is advised that as an exception to the instructions contained in the above F.E. Circular Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad may issue NOCs for travel to Saudi Arabia on International Passports for performing Hajj. Such NOCs will be issued in triplicate in the format attached with this circular, original meant for the Royal Saudi Embassy/Royal Saudi Consulate at Islamabad/Karachi for grant of Hajj Visa, duplicate for the Airline for issuance of ticket and triplicate for the Authorized Dealers for release of PTEQ, if admissible. Travel Agents/Airlines/Authorized Dealers are hereby authorized to issue tickets and released PTEQ where admissible on the basis of NOCs issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The airlines will not accept booking from Travel Agents for travel to Saudi Arabia on International Passports in respect of persons not covered by the exempted categories mentioned in the list enclosed with  F.E. Circular No.37 dated the 8th April, 1992  unless duplicate copy of the NOC of Ministry of Religious Affairs is produced.

3. Authorized Dealers will attach the "triplicate" copy of NOC issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs with the relevant Foreign Exchange forms while reporting the transactions to the Foreign Exchange Department in the monthly Foreign Exchange returns.

4. Airlines/Travel Agents and Authorized Dealers are advised to note the above instructions carefully for strict compliance.

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