The new government is trying its level best to facilitate its citizens as much as possible, and this latest news is another brick in the wall.
According to the reports, the government has decided to allow as much as 10,000 old citizens to be able to perform Hajj this year and also without entering the lucky draw.
Decision by Ministry of Religious Affairs
This decision was taken by the Ministry of Religious Affairs during a meeting with other members, and when they presented the idea to the cabinet, they got the approval. Now all the arrangements have been made in this regard.
Earlier it was announced that 107,000 pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj under the provided quota of the government and out of this number, 87,000 pilgrims will be selected through the lucky draw.
But the new surprising news is not only the inclusion of the older citizens who are of 80 years of age or above without entering the lucky draw, but the government has also decided to enter all those people who have got rejected in their past three years of entry in the lucky draw.
Here’s what the report says:
Budget of Hajj 2019
It is expected that the government is soon to announce the budget for this year hajj, but reports are already circulating. We already have come to know of the fact that government is deciding to secure a subsidy of Rs. 40,000 per person on hajj expense. If the subsidy gets approved, then the estimated expense can reach a total of Rs. 380,000.
It is noteworthy here to mention that last year for hajj 2018; the southern and northern regions of Pakistan had Rs. 270,000 and Rs. 280,000 as total expense budget with the inclusion of Rs. 13,050 for the animal sacrifice. This charge was added separately.