ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs has issued the latest Hajj Policy 2019 for Pakistanis. The scheme includes salient features for the Pakistanis going on Hajj through the Government and HGOs.
There is NO free Hajj in the policy.
The Hajj Dues for North (Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, Rahim Yar Khan, and Sialkot) are Rs 436,975 whereas; the Hajj Dues for the South (Karachi, Quetta, and Sukkur) are Rs 426,975. Qurbani charges are Rs 19,451 (Optional) and other than the above-discussed costs.
The Hajj dues for the children born on/after 15 September 2017 are Rs 12,910 for North and Rs 11,910 for South.
They require a valid CNIC and an International Machine Readable Pakistani Passport with validity up to October 02, 2020. However, a passport with validity up to February 02, 2020 will also be considered.
The applications are available from February 25, 2019, to March 6, 2019. You can get the form from any of the below discussed 14 banks including HBL, UBL, National Bank of Pakistan, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Bank of Punjab, Meezan Bank, Al-Falah Bank, Al-Habib, Zarai Taraqiati Bank, Faysal Bank, Habib Metro Bank, Askari Bank, and Dubai Islamic Bank. The balloting will take place on March 8.
Ten thousand seats are reserved for senior citizens (80+ years old). Female Pilgrims above 80 years old must accompany a female companion to help them (along with the joint mehram) whereas, the presence of a male helper is necessary for a senior citizen (above 80 years old).
Ten thousand seats are reserved for the unsuccessful Pakistanis in previous three years balloting from 2016 to 2018.
500 Seats are reserved for labor/low-paid workers registered at EOBI and WWF.
The company of Mehram is necessary for a female pilgrim. However, the female pilgrims from Fiqah Jafria (above 45 years old) need Mehram according to Saudi Taleemat.
In Gilgit, a temporary Haji Camp will be held, but the Hujjaj from Gilgit will be transported to Islamabad Airport on Government expenses.
Hujjaj from Quetta will directly fly towards KSA.
In the remote areas like Skardu, Turbot, Khuzdar, Chitral, and Muzaffarabad, a temporary Biometric Verification will be organized.