The details relating the Hajj policy 2018 have been released by the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The registration process would be starting from the 18th of April and would be ending successfully in April 2018. After April further selection procedure would start.

The prime minister has ordered the ministry to provide maximum facilities and the best possible arrangements to the pilgrims.

The quote of Pakistani pilgrims for Hajj-2018 has been increased to 179,210 which was previously decreased to 143,368 in 2013.

The processes of releasing and giving tenders for transportation, accommodation and other basic needs for the Haj pilgrims has also started.

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As per the document, the services that would be provided to the Pakistani Haj pilgrims-2018 would be:

  • At the Jeddah and Madinah airport, the Express clearance services could be availed.
  • Modern buses would be taking the pilgrims from the airport to their residences.
  • Accommodation at Markazi in Madinah would be provided with hundred percent accommodation facility.
  • Three-time meals assurance at Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat.
  • Clean drinking water and a proper cooling system would be provided in every Maktab at Mina.
  • Fireproof tents would be given at Arafat.
  • Separate washrooms for the disabled would be installed at Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat.

Other offerings of the Hajj Quota-2018 comprises:

  • The applicant cannot apply for Hajj if the last Hajj performed by him/her is within the last seven years. This would be the government policy for 2018 but it is different for the private scheme which puts a bar of five years instead of seven.
  • Hajj-e-Badal could only be performed via the private Hajj operators. Additionally, the Hajj policy-making committee of the Supreme Court has suggested eradicating the hardship quota in the Hajj scheme.
  • The airfare of Hajj-2017 would be maintained that is of rupees ninety-five thousand for North and rupees eight six thousand.

The individual fees to be paid for Hajj-2018 as per the government policy, would be:

Complete Fees Package For:Fees in Rupees
SindhRs. 261,941
BalochistanRs. 261,941
PunjabRs. 270,941
Khyber PakhtunkhwaRs. 270,941
Azad Jammu KashmirRs. 270,941
Gilgit BaltistanRs. 270,941

Once the registration form is submitted and all the submission processes are completed the officials would then check the applications to check whether the provided information is authentic and complete.

The final draw would be held in April 2018, meaning that one must wait until the draw happens to know whether he/she would be lucky enough to travel for Hajj in 2018 via the government package or not. If one gets selected, then the individual must have a computerized National Identity card (CNIC) and a legal passport. If the individual does not have these things his/her name would be eliminated from the selected list of pilgrims for Hajj-2018.

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