WEB DESK – The government of Pakistan has opened receiving the applications from those interested in performing Hajj through government scheme but only first 143,368 applicants would be entertained.
According to a government ad in national dailies on Monday, the designated banks would start receiving Hajj applications under Government Scheme.
The applications under government scheme would be entertained on first come, first served basis. Only 143,368 Pakistanis would perform Hajj and the government and private hajj group organizers will have fifty fifty quota.
Any person who has performed Hajj during the last five years will not be eligible to perform Hajj this year except as Mehram or the one undertaking Haj-e-badal.
Hajj package under the government scheme from Kasrachi, Quetta and Sukkar will be 262,231 rupees and from Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Faisalabad and Sialkot would be 272,231 rupees.
An additional amount of 14,500 rupees would be required from those applicants who opt to perform their qurbani through Islamic Development Bank.