According to New Hajj Policy 2022, Applications for the Hajj will be received from Sunday to 13th of the next month. Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor announced this at a news conference in Islamabad on Friday.
The minister said applicants would deposit token money of Rs50,000 with the application to be submitted. The applications need to be submitted in scheduled banks designated by the ministry.
Previously, it was customary for applicants of the Hajj to deposit their entire costs in a bank account that is managed by the Ministry of Pilgrimage Affairs. The unsuccessful candidates were refunded the allotted amount through ballot after.
The cost of Hajj this year may be around seven hundred thousand to one million rupees. He said that the total amount would be announced after receiving confirmation from Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan has received a quota of 81,132 pilgrims this year with the share of 40 percent of government scheme and 60 percent private scheme. The upper age limit for pilgrims has been set at 65 years old.