This year, the price of a private Hajj has increased significantly, ranging from Rs. 1.18 million (11.8 lakh) to Rs. 3.4 million (34 lakh), making it very difficult for the average person to afford.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has given private tour companies Hajj quotas and suggested 12 private Hajj package options. According to the report, 89,605 pilgrims will perform the Hajj under the private program, and 736 tour operators have been given this year’s quota.
GOVT ANNOUNCES SPECIAL QUOTA FOR HAJJ PILGRIMS WHO CAN PAY FEE IN DOLLARS
This year, the minimum price for a private Hajj will be Rs. 1.18 million, according to the ministry, while the price for a VVIP package has increased to Rs. 3.4 million.
The ministry has also suggested that private tour companies offer additional services. The Secretary for Religious Affairs has emphasized that private operators will be subject to comprehensive regulation, and those who don’t comply will face consequences.
The cost to enroll in the government’s Hajj plan in 2023 was estimated to be Rs. 1.17 million (Rs. 11.75 lakh) for north Pakistan and Rs. 1.165 million (Rs. 11.65 lakh) for pilgrims from southern Pakistan.