Ministry of Hajj Government of Pakistan Announced Hajj Policy 2018


Government of Pakistan Announced Hajj Policy 2018Minister of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has announced Hajj Policy for the year 2018.  Selected Banks will start receiving Hajj applications from 15th January 2018.  The last date of applying for Hajj will be 24th of January 2018. The total charges are Rs.280,000 for North region and 270,000 for South regions. Ministry of Hajj did not change the rates this year for the convenience pilgrims. All the pilgrims also have to pay Rs.13,050 for the sacrifice of an animal. Total pilgrims this year will be 179,210. Out of this figure, 119,473 (67%) will go from Government scheme while 59,737 (33%) will go through private groups. 10,000 quota is announced for the senior citizens of the age of 80 and above. The balloting will be held on January 26, 2018.  Anyone who has already performed hajj from Government scheme cannot apply for Hajj from Government scheme again. He/She can apply for Hajj from private scheme only after 3 years.

According to hajj policy 2018, this year the Hajj package will be for 30 days instead of 38 days. Now it is compulsory for all the women applying for Hajj should have sharia mahram with her. The passport of the applicant must have validity up to February 20, 2018.  All the hujjaj will be provided 5 litr Zam Zam on their return to Pakistan on the airport.

Hajj 2018 Requirements

Following things are required to apply for Hajj

  • Cash amount
  • Valid CNIC
  • Valid Passport
  • Medical Certificate
  • Passport Size Pictures

Banks which will Recieve Hajj Applications

The selective branches of following 13 banks will receive the hajj applications from January 14, 2018.

  1. Meezan Bank
  2. Habib Bank Ltd. (HBL)
  3. United Bank Ltd. (UBL)
  4. National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)
  5. Muslim Commercial Bank Limited (MCB)
  6. Alied Bank Limited (ABL)
  7. Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan Limited (ADBP)
  8. Bank of Punjab (BOP)
  9. Bank Alfalah
  10. Habib Metropoliton Bank
  11. Dubai Islamic Bank
  12. Faisal Bank Limited
  13. Askari Bank Limited

Summary of Hajj Policy 2018

  • Hajj Application start date: January 15, 2018 (Monday)
  • Last date of Hajj application: January 24, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Charges South Region (Punjab and KPK): 280,000
  • Charge North Region (Karachi, Quetta and Sukkar): 270,000
  • Amount payable for sacrifice:13,050
  • Total No. of Hujjaj from Pakistan: 179,210
  • Percentage of Government Scheme hujjaj: 67%
  • Percentage of Government Scheme hujjaj: 33%
  • Quota for senior citizens of age of 80+
  • 2018 Government Package Duration: 30 Days

Hajj Policy 2018 in Urdu

Download the detail of hajj policy 2018 in Urdu here. You can also get online Hajj 2018 application form from Ministry of Religious Affairs website.


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