On the orders of PM Khan, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has revised the Hajj 2020 expenses under the government scheme.
After a reduction of up to Rs.34,000 the new Hajj package would cost Rs.455,695 for the Southern region and Rs.463,465 for the northern region.
In the same way, the total cost which includes the Qurbanu cost would come at Rs.478,250 for the Hajj pilgrims of the Southern region and Rs.486,250 for the pilgrims from the northern region.
Previously, the federal cabinet gave approval to the Hajj policy 2020 with approximated charges as much as Rs.490,000, against the proposal of the Religious Ministry of keeping the expenses nearly Rs.550,000.
Despite the reduction, the expenses of Hajj 2020 were still Rs.29,000 more expensive in comparison to the charges in 2019.
As per Noor ul Haq Qadri, the government is urged to surge the cost owing to many factors, like a raise in the airfare of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Saudi Airlines, the depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar, and the extra arrangements in Makkah and Mina.
Out of the total of 179,000 Pakistanis, 107,000 would perform Hajj under the government scheme this year. The private agencies would be facilitating the remaining pilgrims.