Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor on Friday announced that applications for Hajj will be received from Sunday to May 13. Mufti Abdul Shakoor addressing a press conference in Islamabad said applicants will deposit token money of fifty thousand rupees.
He said the 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 Shakoor 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. It is to be noted that Saudi Arabia has allotted second-highest quota of Hajj pilgrims to Pakistan after the Kingdom allowed one million people to perform the holy pilgrimage this year.—INP