The new government is trying their best to facilitate the citizens of Pakistan as much as possible. In the latest attempt the government has rejected the subsidy in the new Hajj policy because, in their view, it was not facilitating the pilgrims as they wished.
Government Plans for the Pilgrims
The government met with the Islamic Council in an official meeting. They turned down the option of subsidy which was recommended by the Islamic Council as the federal government has rejected the Hajj policy 2019.
Instead, the Government vowed that they plan to provide maximum facility to the pilgrims, and they will appoint a supervisor who will look into the matters of Hajj operations, and he will direct update and inform the Prime Minister Imran Khan himself.
In the meeting, it was announced that almost 184,210 pilgrims are expected to perform Hajj this year and government plans to run this year’s Hajj operation without controversies and hitches.
That is why the federal government has also decided to include the 80 year or older citizens in the program without entering the draw.
Earlier in the wake of providing maximum ease and facilitation to the pilgrims, the federal government has decided to send as much as 10,000 old citizens to Hajj without the lucky draw.
Not only this but the all those people whose applications got rejected in the past three years also get a chance in the lucky draw.
Hajj Expenses of the Year 2019
Due to the current decisions of the government, the Hajj expenses have increased significantly. The northern zone expense would be Rs. 436,975 which was Rs. 280,000 last year; while southern zone which paid Rs. 270,000 last year, will now pay Rs. 427,975 this year.