Hajj applications will be accepted from next week
The dates for accepting applications for the Hajj in 2023 have finally been made public by the federal authorities.
Once the federal cabinet approved the Hajj Policy 2023, Mufti Abdul Shakoor, the federal minister for religious affairs and interfaith harmony, confirmed the dates in a formal news conference.
The procedure for filing Hajj applications will start on March 16th, a Thursday, and it will end on March 31st, a Friday. In the first week of April, a draw will be held for Hajj applicants.
In order to avoid any trouble, interested applicants must have the necessary documentation on hand in advance.
The Minister claimed that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan had both been impacted by the world economic recession. The cost of performing the Hajj under the government programme has increased by Rs. 3 lac as a result of the depreciation of the Pakistani Rupee.
The Minister also mentioned that a sponsorship programme had been authorised. Out of the $284 million needed for the successful implementation of this year’s Hajj plan, $194 million will be provided if the full quota of this scheme is used. The Finance Ministry has promised to pay the balance.
Good news for the citizens as Hajj applications will be accepted from next week.
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