Under government Hajj scheme, the first Hajj flight will depart from Pakistan for Saudi Arabia on July 16th, 2018. This is confirmed by a Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony official.
As per Haj Policy 2018 around 179,210 Pakistanis will perform Hajj this year. 59,737 Pakistanis will perform it on private Hajj scheme and 119,473 will perform on Government Hajj scheme.
He informed that the Pakistani government has improved facilities for the Hajj scheme. Adding, “‘The services of new basses were being hired for the intending pilgrims. Two percent quota of total seats of Government Hajj Scheme would be reserved for the hardship, broken families, newly born infant cases, and applicants belonging to the far-flung/rural areas.”
For the underpaid employees, public sector workers, corporate companies, employees old-age benefits institutions (EOBI)/workers welfare fund registered companies, 500 seats are reserved.
In short, the finalized Hajj arrangements by the government include accommodation, catering, transportation and other required facilities for the Hajj pilgrims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was also permitted that the successful Hajj applicants under the government Hajj scheme who are unable to go and perform Hajj this year owing to any reason can send their relatives or close ones in their place.
Furthermore, for the first time, transgender people from Pakistan will be part of the team which comprises of more than one hundred and fifty boy scouts that would be sent to Saudi Arabia for serving as Khuddamul Hujjaj or volunteers during the Hajj 2018
To remain connected with their friends and family members when you go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, Ufone has launched Ufone Hajj & Umrah Super Roaming Offer.