Aneeq Ahmed, the Caretaker Minister of Religious Affairs, declared the Hajj Policy 2024.
Hajj Policy 2024
According to details, Minister of Religious Affairs Aneeq Ahmed said: “Earlier on yesterday, the cabinet approved the Hajj policy, I am grateful for the guidance of the Prime Minister on it. The Saudi authorities and the Saudi Hajj Minister have also cooperated with us a lot”.
Furthermore, the Religious Affairs Minister went on to say that it has never happened that the price of the next Hajj is cheaper than it was the year before.
However, the cost of the pilgrimage was Rs. 1.175 million last year; this year, with a reduction of Rs. 100,000, it will only cost Rs. 1.75 million.
Easiness For Pilgrims
Moreover, a person can save between thirty and thirty-five thousand rupees on the cost of a pilgrimaje package if they choose to spend four days in Madinah rather than eight.
Furthermore, the Secretary Hajj made it clear that the sacrifice’s cost—Rs. 60,000—will be covered separately; the package does not include that amount.
An extra payment of Rs. 75,000 is required for the short-term pilgrimage, during which pilgrims will return after performing the Hajj in 20–21 days.
The dates of receipt of applications for the Hajj are November 27 through December 12.
Application For Pilgrims
Aneeq Ahmad continued, saying that the pilgrims would have access to a smartphone application that would aid in their navigation.
When the internet is unavailable, the app will still function.
The pilgrims will have unlimited phone calls to Pakistan during the pilgrimage, with a 7GB internet package available.
The Minister of Religious Affairs went on to say that all female pilgrims from Pakistan would receive abayas bearing the country’s flag on their backs.
In exchange for a dollar, there will be sponsors for the pilgrimage. For the sponsors, there won’t be a lottery.
The Makkah Road
Pakistan was given assistance by Saudi Arabia in the Makkah Road.
The Makkah road now passes through Islamabad and Karachi, according to the Saudi government.
On the other hand, it was suggested that Quetta, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, and Islamabad be included.
According to the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pakistan has this time received 1,79,210 pilgrims toward its quota.
In three months, they have put a great deal of effort into the Hajj Policy 2024.
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