Minister for Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf says Hajj arrangements this year will be far better than the previous years.

Speaking at a seminary in Rawalpindi, he said the government Hajj scheme remained corruption free during the last four years.

Sardar Yousuf said now, the pilgrims will perform Hajj at a cost of two hundred thirty thousand rupees instead of three hundred thousand rupees under the government scheme.

Pakistan's total Hajj quota is 179,210 and sixty percent of total allocated Hujjaj would perform the sacred religious ceremony through Government Hajj Scheme while the 40 percent would perform the religious ceremony through Private Hajj Scheme, the sources said.

The Government Scheme Hajj applicants of over 75 years of age and those applicants who remained unsuccessful in last three or four consecutive years would be selected for hajj 2018 without any balloting, the sources stated.