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.
• 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.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on May 28, 2023 (Sunday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||381||384.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.6||36.95|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.98||178.98|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Sunday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Karachi||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Islamabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Peshawar||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Quetta||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Sialkot||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Attock||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Gujranwala||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Jehlum||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Multan||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Gujrat||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Nawabshah||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Chakwal||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Hyderabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Nowshehra||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Sargodha||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Faisalabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Mirpur||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
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