Hajj Package 2023 to cost Rs 1,175,000 in Pakistan

Government of PakistanHajj Package 2023 to cost Rs 1,175,000 in Pakistan
  • 179,210 Pakistanis to perform Hajj in 2023

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: For the year 2023, the tentative Hajj Package under the government scheme for Northern Region is Rs 1,175,000 and for the South Region is Rs 1,165,000.

It was apprised when the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar presided over the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in Islamabad on Monday.

The Ministry of Religious affairs and Interfaith Harmony submitted a summary on Hajj Policy 2023.

The ECC after discussion approved Hajj policy 2023 and agreed to provide foreign exchange cover of US$ 90 million.

As per policy Hajj, the quota allocated to Pakistan for the year 2023 is 179,210, which shall be distributed between the Government and Private Hajj Schemes at a ratio of 50:50.

Out of the Government and Private Hajj Schemes, a quota of 50% each shall be reserved for sponsorship scheme.

The ECC also approved Technical Supplementary Grant of Rs 12 billion in favour of Planning Commission for conduct of 7th Population & Housing Census and Rs 3,244 million in favour of Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety for National Poverty Graduation Programme (NPGP).

The ECC deferred a summary presented by the Ministry of National Food Security & Research on Urea Fertilizer requirement for year 2023 with direction to incorporate the recommendations of Committee framed by the ECC on gas distribution plan headed by the former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The ECC also deferred another summary submitted by the Ministry of Industries and Production on Solar Panel & Allied Equipment Manufacturing Policy 2023 with direction to review and revise the proposed policy considering inputs from all stakeholders.

The meeting was attended by the Federal Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan, the Federal Minister for Industries and Production Syed Murtaza Mahmud, the Federal Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor, the Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Masood Malik, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Finance Tariq Bajwa, the Special Assistant on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha, the Federal Secretaries and other Senior Officers.

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