At the end of this month, the federal government is likely to make its Hajj policy announcement. According to the Saudi-mandated quota, 179,210 Pakistani residents, including those over the age of 65, would be able to do the Hajj this year.
It has become difficult to provide reasonable Hajj packages due to the state of the global economy and the weakening of the Pakistani rupee. As a result, it is anticipated that the Government Hajj Scheme’s expenses may exceed Rs. 1 million.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs won’t be receiving any Hajj subsidies this year, according to the reports. All Hajj applicants are required to have a bank account, a current passport, 3 photographs, a COVID-19 test result, as well as their own ID cards and the ID cards of any heirs.
Also, Saudi Arabia already announced the extension of its Nusuk programme to streamline the global registration procedure for Hajj pilgrims.