Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor said that Hajj 2023 applications for 2023 can be submitted from 16th March to 31st March 2023.
While Announcing the Policy for Hajj 2023 Minister of Religious Affairs, said that applications can be submitted to 14 designated banks in the country.
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The religious minister said, “In the regular Hajj scheme, those who have performed Hajj in the last 5 years will not be allowed to apply, adding that, the age limit for Hajj has been abolished from this year.
Pilgrims in the northern part of Pakistan have to pay Rs1.175 million for Hajj while people in the southern part will be charged Rs1.165 million, he said.
“The Hajj cost in Pakistan is below as compared to India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. On our request, the government of Saudi Arabia has reduced the cost of Hajj for Pakistan,” he said. “Moreover, the Ministry of Finance has pledged an amount of $90 million to facilitate Hajj.”
“The price of Hajj has risen due to rupee devaluation,” the minister said. “Pakistan’s quota for Hajj 2023 is 179,210 pilgrims.”
According to him, pilgrims will avail of train service in Mina and Muzdalifah.
He added that the government was making efforts to provide all possible facilities to pilgrims.
Talking about the inflation in Saudi Arabia, Abdul Shakoor said that the price of essential goods and commodities also increased in Saudia Arabia due to the hike in taxes.
As Hajj 2023 Application Process is just to begin Pakistan International Airlines is all set to commence Hajj operations shortly. Earlier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announces its schedule for its flight operations and fares for the Hajj pilgrimage.
According to the notification, the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) will begin pre-Hajj operations from 6th June till 21st May 2023.
The PIA has set an $1180 fare for private Hajj pilgrims.
The airfares for the pilgrims from the Southern region and Northern region are likely to remain in the range of $810 to $1,100 and $860 to $1,150 respectively, according to PIA.
Remember that this time PIA will charge ticket prices in Dollars instead of Rupees.