ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the federal cabinet approved the Hajj policy 2019, deciding against a subsidy for Hajjis.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of cabinet in which it was decided that no compromise would be made on facilities.
There will be one supervisor for the entire Hajj process which will be monitored personally by Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to the notification.
The cabinet was briefed on the Hajj policy and informed that 184,210 Pakistanis would perform Hajj this year. Applications would be accepted from 20 February, and 60 per cent of the quota would be given to the government and the remaining to private operators.
People aging 80 and above will be able to perform Hajj without the need to enter a draw.
Moreover, people who have been unsuccessful for three consecutive years will also not be required to enter the draw.
Expenses for Hajj will be divided into two zones. Expenses for the northern zone would be Rs436,975 and for the southern zone would be Rs427,975.