Steps afoot to facilitate Hajj pilgrims Hajj applications submission likely from Feb 24


Our Correspondent


Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said federal government under leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to provide all facilities to Hajj pilgrims.
Addressing at a ceremony of consultative workshop regarding Hajj Policy 2020 in Quetta, Noor-ul-Haq said the ministry of religious affairs has established consultative workshop following Hajj policy in four province for better amenities of pilgrims on special direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He said he had met with Saudi officials for ensuring provision of facilities to pilgrims during offering important obligation of Hajj, saying that the government scheme Hajj package would be Rs 480,000.
He said government was striving to address problems of pilgrims, saying that direct Hajj flight would be launched from Quetta just like previous year.
The submission of Hajj applications to the designated bank branches for securing berth in the Government Hajj Scheme are most likely to start from February 24 and culminate within a fortnight, says official source. Talking to media, he said this year a total of 179,210 pilgrims would perform the sacred obligation of Hajj including 60 percent of them under government scheme and 40 percent under private scheme.