Hajj Package 2020 likely to increase by Rs115,000
Due to the depreciation of the rupee and the increase in the fares of the airlines, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has proposed to increase the Haj package by Rs.115,000. Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Mushtaq Bharana answered a question at a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs, saying that one lakh 79 thousand pilgrims are going to Hajj this year, Hajj package has increased by Rs 115,000. This year, the North Region’s Hajj package will be up to 5,50,000, while the South Region’s package has increased to 5,45,000.
Standing Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidari asked that you say that the dollar has risen, so the package has increased, the secretary said that last year, the pilgrims took 44,33,00 and that saved money, to every pilgrim. Returned, about 5 billion rupees were returned to the Hajies, at a rate of 37 thousand rupees per Haji was returned and some even up to 60 thousand.
Secretary Religious Affairs further said that this year the Hajj package had to increase due to a drop in the value of rupees and an increase in airline fares. Senator Hafiz Abdul Karim said that the government should talk to us instead of increasing the Hajj expenditure. During the meeting, the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, other members of the House protested and adjourned the meeting till the arrival of Noorulhaq Qadri.