The Ministry of Religious Affairs has started preparation to announce Hajj policy 2019, the Hajj expanses will increase due to rupee depreciation. The ministry has also sought the tenders from Saudi companies for transportation and residence in Holy cities during Hajj, negotiations are also in process with airlines.

A new Hajj agreement between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would be inked on December 9, 2018

According to sources, the Hajj expanses would reach Rs350,00 this year due to dollar hike.

Ministry has decided not to give subsidy of 45,000 this year, which will increase expanses for government Hajj scheme rates.