Lahore (Staff Report): Applications under Government Hajj scheme will be received through fourteen designated banks from 25th of this month to 6th of the next month.
The selection of Hujjaj under Government Scheme will be made through computerized balloting on 8th of the next month.
According to Hajj policy released by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, At least 184,210 Pakistani pilgrims will perform Hajj this year.
Hajj dues under government scheme will be 436,975 rupees for Northern region, which include Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Faisalabad Multan and Rahim Yar Khan, while 426,975 rupees will be received for Southern region, which includes Karachi, Quetta and Sukkur.
Qurbani charges 19,451 rupees will be optional and there shall be no free Hajj this year.
Hajj scheme 2019 shall be implemented through government and private Hajj group organizers with a ratio of 60:40.
This year, 10,000 seats would be reserved for senior citizen above the age of 80 years.
Another 10,000 seats would be reserved for persons who have been unsuccessful in ballot continuously for the last three years.
Under the Government scheme, 1.5 per cent of the total seats will be reserved for hardship cases.
Five hundred seats will be reserved for labour and low paid employees of companies registered with Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) sponsored by their respective organizations under their Corporate Social Responsibility.