Friday April 29, 2022

Govt Announces To Receive Hajj Applications From May 1

Applications for Hajj will be received from Sunday to 13th of the next month.

This was announced by Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor at a news conference in Islamabad on Friday.

The Minister said applicants will deposit a token money of fifty thousand rupees.

He said total amount of Hajj will be announced after getting confirmation from Saudi Arabia. However, it is expected that the cost of Hajj this year may be around seven hundred thousand to one million rupees.

Mufti Abdul Shakoor said Pakistan has received a Hajj quota of 81,132 pilgrims this year with the share of 40 percent of government scheme and sixty percent private scheme. He said the upper age limit for pilgrims has been fixed as sixty five years.

He said pilgrims will have to be vaccinated with a booster dose.

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