Pakistan Hajj 2018 – Application Submission From Today
Pakistan Ministry of Religious Affairs , has started receiving Hajj applications from today ( Monday) from the designated branches of thirteen scheduled banks under Government Scheme . Government will select 120,000 successful pilgrims out of a total of 179,210 Pakistani pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj 2018.
The last date to submit the application is 24th January, 2018 . The whole process is going according to new Hajj Policy announced last month. The balloting / draw of lots would be conducted on 26th January . As many as 59,210 pilgrims would perform the Hajj through Private Hajj Scheme.
The government has retained Rs.280,000 and Rs.270,000 hajj package charges for the interested pilgrims of North and South zones of the country, respectively.
The ministry has asked the intending pilgrims to contact Hajj Inquiry number 051-9205696 for any Hajj-related queries.
The successful pilgrims would be selected on basis of groups. A group should consist of a maximum of 14 members. Family members and close relatives could make their own groups to avoid any problem. However, in case of a single application, an individual would be considered a group, said a spokesperson from Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.