The annual Haj pilgrimage would likely cost more than Rs1 million per pilgrim under the government scheme this year.
According to the Express News, this would be announced in the Hajj Policy 2023 expected by the end of February. This year, 179,210 Pakistanis will be able to avail the government’s package to perform the Hajj.
One reason for higher Hajj expenses is due to the global economic situation and the depreciation of the rupee. Moreover, the government would not be able to offer any subsidy owing to the precarious economic condition of the country.