Hajj Policy 2018: New Restrictions, Packages & Rules Announced

Government has finally announced the Hajj Policy 2018 and added that it will start receiving applications for Hajj from 15th January, 2018.

The deadline to submit applications for processing will be 24th January.


Read More: Banks Receive Over 214,000 Hajj Applications in 5 Days


New Hajj Policy Details

There are only a handful of changes in new policy from previous ones. Following points will cover the new Hajj policy:

  • Cost of Hajjpackage for Northern region: Rs. 280,000.
  • Cost for Southern region: Rs. 270,000.
  • Hajj quota for Pakistanis: 179,210. Cost and quota are same as last year’s.
  • Rs. 13,050 extra will be submitted for animal sacrifice.
  • Government will manage 120,000 pilgrims while private tour companies will handle rest.
  • 10,000 seats have been reserved for citizens over 80 years of age. They will also be accompanied by one attendant.
  • Draws will be held on 26th January for successful applications.
  • People who have failed to get their names selected in draws for at least three times will have an additional chance this year. 10,000 seats have been set aside for people who qualify for this case.
  • Anyone who has already performed pilgrimage on government scheme will not be allowed to submit application through government scheme. While people who have performed Hajj in the last three years will not be allowed to submit applications even through private companies.
  • Every applicant should hold a CNIC, valid passport until February 2019 and a medical certificate.
  • A mahram should accompany women of every age except Shia women. Shia women of age 45 years and above will not need a mahram to travel with them for Hajj.

The new policy has already been approved by federal cabinet. Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, while announcing the policy said that ministry is in talks with authorities to reduce Hajj period from 38 days to 30 days. The reduction will benefit the Hajis, the minister added.


    • Hajj is for those who can afford it, otherwise it is not obligatory. Why should taxpayers subsidize Hajj cost for those above 50?

      Hajj should be done when young, not when knees have given up due to age.

    • Not Enough Space at Saudia approx 3 Million People already going to Hajj EveryYears
      Hajj Farz once in a Whole Life (Baki Ap K Pas Zaida Paise hai)
      To Jitni Main Ap Hajj Karo Uthne Main Kai Logo Ko Umrah Kar Wa Diya Jaye

      • Jis bnday ko hajj visa nahi milta .. wo ham se rabta karain. ham hajj ka visa lgwa dain gain, only hajj visa confirmed 100% visa from Saudia Arab Embassy.

        regards
        Hamza Ayoub
        03057075676

    • Haaj sirf ek dafa farz hai baqi nafal hai, ager tumharay pass paisay hain tau un ko kerwao jo khud nahi ker saktay aur jin ka dil kerta hai wahan janay ka, Islam mean love peace and sacrifice, Islam does not mean Mai Mai Mai aur bus Mai

      • Rather that ban should be for atleast 7-10 years so that all those who have not done it and have the capacity must be given a chance. Rather it should be only once in a life bcz Haj zindagi mein sirf ek dafa farz hai aur Nabi Pak SAW ne bhi apni hiyat e mubarika meein sirf ek haj kiya tha. If anyone has money and he wants to go for haj again and again he can go on umrah and spent rest of the money on some poor. I hope u understand

    • Sallam

      Jis bnday ko hajj visa nahi milta .. wo ham se rabta karain. ham hajj ka visa lgwa dain gain, only hajj visa confirmed 100% visa from Saudia Arab Embassy.

      regards
      Hamza Ayoub
      03057075676

  • Thanks for your information
    Biometrics system will be apply from this year hajj 2018??

    Doesn’t say anything in Hajj policy

  • The very first issue is why Govt is in such hurry for collecting applications.
    Why Hajj duration period is being reduced.
    It seems that Govt is trying to plunder the hard earned money from poor Pakistanis.
    They are not sure whether their Govt will continue or not therefore they are in hurry to make money.

    • Just a money making gimmick. They could have delayed payments till after selection to ease financial burden.

    • saudi arabian govt has increased taxes and additionally some new taxes are also introduced. Pakistan govt had 2 options either increase their rate or reduce days. so i think reducing the no of days is a logical decision.

  • since people of 60 or 60+years are considered as senior citizens, so 60 or 60+ should be inseted of 80 years

  • a person who have perform hajj 24 years ago on government can apply for hajj on government basis?

  • All brothers are requested not to comment on Islamic topics without information Hajj is encouraged to be performed as many times as one can.

    Praise be to Allaah.

    With regard to what is obligatory, Hajj is only required once in a lifetime. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) addressed us and said: “O people, Allaah has enjoined Hajj on you, so perform Hajj.” A man said: “Is it every year, O Messenger of Allaah?” He remained silent until (the man) said it three times. Then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If I said yes it would be obligatory and you would not be able to do it.” Then he said: “Be content what I leave with you, for those who came before you were destroyed because they asked too many questions and argued with their Prophets. If I tell you to do something then do as much of it as you can, and if I tell you not to do something then abstain from it.” Narrated by Muslim, 1337.

    It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that al-Aqra’ ibn Haabis asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “O Messenger of Allaah, is Hajj every year or just once?” He said: “It is only once, and whoever does more than that, it is a voluntary (act of worship).” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1721; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

    With regard to what is preferable, the more a Muslim does of Hajj, the better, even if he can do Hajj every year. There are reports which encourage doing Hajj a great deal, such as the following:

    1 – It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked: which deed is best? He said: “Believing in Allaah and His Messenger.” He was asked: Then what? He said: “Jihad for the sake of Allaah.” He was asked: Then what? He said: “An accepted Hajj.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 26; Muslim, 83.

    2 – It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever does Hajj for the sake of Allaah, and does not utter any obscenity or commit any immoral action, will go back (sinless) as on the day his mother bore him.” (al-Bukhaari, 1449; Muslim, 1350).

    3 – It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Make the Hajj and ‘Umrah follow each other closely, for they remove poverty and sins as the bellows removes the dross of iron, gold and silver, and an accepted Hajj brings no less a reward than Paradise.”

    Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 810; al-Nasaa’i, 2631. Classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1200.

    And Allaah knows best.

  • The person once applies for Hajj through Govt Scheme cant b again apply through it again?????
    My mother was performed hajj in 2012, Can she apply in 2018 program.

  • A mahram should accompany women of every age except Shia women. Shia women of age 45 years and above will not need a mahram to travel with them for Hajj.?
    my father expired … my mother got selection in this year 2018. her age is 51 so without mahram how she ill ?
    brthr also cant come with her

  • Good idea to reduce hajj days ,must announce as early as possible. further i will suggest that days for hajj should be as under 21 days 30 days

  • Facilities for hajjes should be more and more but the hajj days should be 21 days or 30 days in cost of the same package.May allah give this government courage to facilitate common pakistani further this should be optional and if some body want to stay saudi arabia 39 days ok accept it but 21 days for hajjis may also be also consider .

  • i am lucky to cuccessed to perform hajj as i am successful for hajj 2018 and will suggest to give option to the future hajjis to stay in saudi arabia for 21 days and similarly this option should be for all because many many people would like to accept 21 days in the same cost please

  • ٹریول ٹریڈ اجنٹ کے لیے۔
    جن کے پاس حج کا کوٹہ نہیں ہے

    وہ ہم سے مستفید ہو سکتے ہیں
    حج کے ویزے ہم سے لیں
    صرف حج ویزا صرف۔
    صرف ویزا کا ریٹ 12500 ریال۔

    No ticket no hotel .
    Only hajj visa stumped from embassy.

    Regards
    Hamza Ayoub
    03057075676

    • what is the guarantee for the visa will given and how you will make sure that your service is not frauad


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