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Government’s decision to set sponsorship quota for Hajj program at 50%
Islamabad (92 News) – The government has decided to set the sponsorship quota for the Hajj program at 50%. The remaining 50 percent of the quota will be allocated to public and private Hajj schemes. The receipt of applications for the official Hajj program is likely to begin on March 13.
Religious Affairs Minister Mufti Abdul Shakoor met Finance Minister Ishaq Dar where Hajj policy, sponsorship scheme, payment of funds in Saudi Arabia were discussed.
According to the sources, the Finance Minister has indicated the arrangement of foreign exchange for the pilgrims despite the difficult economic situation and has said that the government will take all possible measures to facilitate and facilitate the guests of Allah.
According to the sources, the Hajj expenditure is estimated between 11 and 12 lakh rupees based on the current dollar exchange rate. The Minister of Religious Affairs will officially announce the receipt of Hajj requests as soon as he receives the approval from the Cabinet next week.
Sources say the government has taken an in-principle decision to set the sponsorship quota for the Hajj program at 50% and the other 50% Hajj quota has been allocated to public and private Hajj schemes.
Hajj Sponsorship Scheme is only for overseas Pakistanis or their relatives. Pakistanis who transfer foreign currency from abroad to a special account will be able to benefit from this scheme.
A Pakistani passport will be required to join the sponsorship program, while under the regular Hajj system, Hajj applications will be collected at designated banks in Pakistan as usual.