Pakistan Hajj Policy 2012

Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Religious Affairs

HAJJ POLICY AND PLAN-2012

Salient features of the Hajj Policy 2012 are:

i. The Hajj quota for 2012 will remain 179,210.

ii. Hajj scheme-2012 shall be implemented through Government Scheme and Private Hajj Group Organizers (HG0s) in the ratio of 50:50.

iii. Applications for Hajj-2012 under Government Hajj Scheme shall be received on the principle of “First come, First serve”.

iv. The applications under Government scheme will be invited through designated banks.

v. Intending pilgrims may apply in the group of 10-25 through a group leader.

vi. Any person who has performed Hajj during the last five years will not be eligible to perform Hajj in 2012 except Mehram, Group Leader or the one undertaking Hajj-e-badal.

vii. Under the Government Hajj Scheme, three categories of accommodation i.e. Blue Category within 900 meters without transport with a rental ceiling of Saudi Riyals(SR). 7500 per pilgrim, Green Category within 2000 meters with transport with a rental ceiling of SR. 5000 per pilgrim and White Category beyond 2000 meters with transport with a rental ceiling of SR.3600 per pilgrim will be arranged by Pakistan Hajj Mission, Jeddah.

viii. The rent in Makkah Mukarramah will be charged on actual basis while in case of Madinah Munawwarah, it will be charged at a flat rate of SR.500 per pilgrim with the variation of 10%, if so required.

ix. 05% of the total seats under Government scheme will be reserved for hardship cases as defined by the Ministry, applicants belonging to far-flung/rural areas of Gilgit Baltistan, Balochistan and remote/rural areas of Sindh and Punjab and pilgrims recommended and funded by charitable institutions, Labour/low paid Employees of different public sector organizations/ corporate entities under the concept of corporate social responsibility, etc.

x. Hujjaj under Government scheme will not be required to pay any amount on account of Personal Exchange Quota (PEQ) and same will be arranged by them from open market through banks or foreign exchange companies.

xi. Hujjaj will be airlifted by four air carriers i.e. PIA, Shaheen Air International, Saudi Airline and NAS’air.
xii. Airfare for Hajj-2012 as finalized with PIA will be Rs.73000/- for South region and Rs.85000/- for north region.

xiii. For the welfare services during Hajj-2012, Hajj Medical Mission comprising 540 personnel, 230 Khuddam-ul-Hujjaj and 900 Local Khuddam-ul-Hujjaj in KSA, with variation of 10%, will be deputed subject to availability of resources and in case of shortage, it would be met through Volunteers Khuddam-ul-Hujjaj Scheme.

xiv. A comprehensive awareness campaign for education and training of the intending pilgrims will be launched.

xv. Hujjaj Mohafiz Scheme based on the concept of “Takaful” will be continued in Hajj Policy-2012.

xvi. Monitoring and supervision mechanism for Hajj operation in Pakistan and KSA shall be strengthened.

xvii. Hajj Policy-2012 shall be valid for three years subject to adjustment to be made by Ministry of Religious Affairs.

xviii. The policy will be implemented in accordance with the Work Plan and Saudi Taleemat.

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