Hajj policies for 2019

Hajj policies for 2019

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has highlighted the salient features of its latest Hajj policy, for the year 2019, a memo released on Monday read. Issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the document lists 27 important features of the Hajj Policy 2019. They are as follows: 1. Hajj quota...

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Religious affairs minister: “Hajj likely to become more expensive in the next couple of years”

Religious affairs minister: “Hajj likely to become more expensive in the next couple of years”

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor ul Haq Qadri has said the Hajj pilgrimage will become even more expensive for the people in the next few years. While addressing media, the minister said Saudi Arabia wants all countries to gradually transfer Hajj packages to the private...

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PTI lends financial support to public, abolishes Hajj subsidy

PTI lends financial support to public, abolishes Hajj subsidy

ISLAMABAD: Amid many speculations about the decision on Hajj subsidy, the government has decided to abolish the financial support given to pilgrims. The decision was taken during the federal cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minster Imran Khan, in Islamabad on Thursday. The high-level  huddle was presented the Hajj policy for 2019 and it was also...

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Hajj charges likely to hike by nearly 36% in 2019

Hajj charges likely to hike by nearly 36% in 2019

ISLAMABAD: Hajj charges for government-sponsored scheme 2019 have been increased by more than 36% because of devaluation of rupee and new taxes imposed by Saudi Arabia, the Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs was informed. A meeting of the committee, held here recently, was presided over by Senator Abdul Ghafoor...

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What Is Hajj?

What Is Hajj?

The greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, which takes place in the last month of the year and which all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime if they can afford to do so. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

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What’s The Hajj About?

What’s The Hajj About?

The Hajj: It’s one of the biggest gatherings in the world, with millions of Muslims from everywhere making the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca – but what’s it about, anyway?

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Hajj: Millions Begin Annual Pilgrimage

Hajj: Millions Begin Annual Pilgrimage

About 1.5 million Muslims have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, unperturbed by a 2015 stampede which killed more than 2,000 people.

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Court allows MQM’s Amir Khan to go Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Court allows MQM’s Amir Khan to go Saudi Arabia for Hajj

A local Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has allowed senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Amir Khan, to leave the country for Hajj.  

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