Applications for the federal government’s Hajj scheme are open from February 25 to March four and will be submitted to 14 designated banks throughout the nation, Radio Pakistan reported.
In response to the Ministry of Spiritual Affairs’ Hajj coverage, 184,210 Pakistani pilgrims will carry out Hajj this yr and the 2019 Hajj scheme will probably be organized by means of the federal government and personal operators.
Below the federal government’s scheme, the bundle will price Rs436,975 for pilgrims from the northern areas which embrace Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Multan, and Rahim Yar Khan. For these from the south of the nation, it can price Rs426,975, which incorporates Karachi, Quetta, and Sukkur.
Qurbani expenses of roughly Rs20,000 will probably be elective and there shall be no free Hajj this yr.
The choice of pilgrims underneath the federal government scheme will probably be made by means of computerised balloting on March eight with 10,000 seats reserved for senior residents above 80 years of age. One other 10,000 seats will probably be reserved for individuals who have been unsuccessful within the poll selection for the final three years.
The Affiliation of All Pakistan’s Enrolled Firms (AAPEC) on Tuesday requested the federal government to assessment the value hikes within the Hajj bundle to make them reasonably priced for the widespread man.
Addressing a information convention in Islamabad, AAPEC central chief supervisor Shahjahan Khalil mentioned the federal government ought to both reverse its determination of surge in Hajj bills or hand it over utterly to the personal tour operators.
Khalil mentioned a discount to Rs380,000 for the residents of north zone and Rs370,000 for residents of the south zone is feasible.
He warned if the ministry didn’t settle for the calls for of AAPEC, the body would knock the door of Supreme Court docket for a keep order on Hajj coverage and ahead the prompt packages.