KARACHI – The Pakistani government has decided to reimburse Pakistani pilgrims who did the Hajj this year under a state-sponsored program a total of Rs. 12 billion.
According to Senator Muhammad Talha Mehmood, Minister of Religious Affairs, pilgrims who completed their yearly journey will receive a reimbursement of Rs97,000 each.
The money will start to flow starting on Monday, July 31. As a result of government cost-cutting measures, pilgrims will start to receive a portion of their Hajj fees back in their personal bank accounts the following week.
Before the final return Hajj flight arrives and the Hajj operation comes to a close, the minister makes his announcement.
Due to Islamabad receiving a quota of 179,210 pilgrims, around 160,000 Pakistanis did the Hajj in 2023. Furthermore, an additional sum will be given to 22,600 pilgrims who did not receive housing in Mina and did not use the train services. Thousands of pilgrims who opted to remain farther than the heart of Madinah will be given extra money.