Hajj Policy 2018 has been finally announced by the Minister for Religious Affairs and as many as 179,210 Pakistanis will be performing the Holy pilgrimage to Mecca next year.
Opening Date of Hajj 2018 Applications
The designated branches of scheduled banks would start receiving Government Scheme Hajj applications from January 15
The deadline to submit applications is January 24
Balloting to choose pilgrims would be held on January 26
Hajj 2018 Policy Details
|Hajj quota for Pakistanis||179,210|
|No. of Pilgrims to be managed by Government||120,000|
|Seats reserved for citizens over 80 years of age||10,000|
|Northern region||Rs. 280,000.|
|Southern region||Rs. 270,000.|
|Extra Amount to be given for Animal Sacrifice||Rs. 13,050|
- A person performing Hajj through Government Scheme has been declared not eligible for applying for Hajj, the only exception is mehram accompanying a woman for Hajj.
- Accompanying a Mehram has been made mandatory for each Haji women.
- However, over 45 years women of Fiqia-e-Jafria would be exempted from the condition.
- For the first time, three private airlines have been included in Hajj flight operation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, apart from PIA.
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