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How much will this year's Hajj cost for Pakistanis under govt scheme?

08:47 PM | 31 May, 2022
How much will this year's Hajj cost for Pakistanis under govt scheme?

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor announced the expenses for this year’s Hajj under the government scheme.

Addressing a press conference in the country’s federal capital, the minister revealed that the Hajj expenses for the northern region will cost nearly Rs0.85 million while the expenses for the southern region are up to Rs0.86 million.

The newly installed government will provide an Rs150,000 subsidy to each Hajj pilgrim, the Minister announced while breaking down the expenses of the holy sojourn.

Breakdown

•             Rs112,000 - stay in Makkah

•             Rs38,000 - stay in Madina

•             Rs84,500 - transport

•             Rs56,000 - food

•             Rs300,000 - Hajj expenses for Saudi Arabia

•             Rs45,000 - animal sacrifice

•             Rs16,000 - visa fee

The Religious Affairs minister also maintained that the Hajj package is finalized after the cabinet’s nod, saying the incumbent government inherited an expensive package from the previous regime.

He even maintained that without subsidy, the expenses would have crossed Rs1 million. He also assured all pilgrims about the arrangements including stay in the holiest cities.

The minister also revealed that the South Asian country received a limited Hajj quota this year. The country’s quota has been reduced from 180,000 to 81,210, he added.

Meanwhile, the first flight of the country's national flag carrier for the pilgrims will leave for Madina from Islamabad on June 6.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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