Govt announces Hajj policy, fares reduced by Rs. 3700
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Ministry for Religious Affairs announced the Hajj
policy on Saturday. According to the new policy, Hajj fares have
been reduced by Rs. 3700. Meanwhile the applications for Hajj will
be accepted from 18th of April to up until 26th of April in
specific branches of 8 bans. A draw for pilgrims will be held on
29th of April.
The policy states that 268 Pakistani will be receiving the
privilege of performing Hajj.
The announcement for the new Hajj policy was made during a press
conference by Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf.
Yousaf stated that the expenses of Hajj for Sindh and Balochistan
will be Rs. 2,61,941 while for Punjab and Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP)
provinces it will be Rs. 2,70,941.
Yousaf further stated that 2 Abayas will be compulsory for women.
He added that air coolers will be made available in Arafat to those
on government schemes.
The Minister for Religious Affairs also stated that a ban will be
observed on free Hajj in this year as well while those who have
performed Hajj in the past 5 years will also be restricted from
He further stated that a comprehensive strategy for dealing with
emergency situations is also being formulated.