Hajj could be expensive this year due to COVID-19 SOPs, said the federal religious affairs minister.
Noorul Haq Qadri
"Only the government is not responsible to halt spread of the novel coronavirus." "Everyone should take responsibility to halt increasing cases of coronavirus," Qadri said.
The minister called on PM Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Noorul Haq Qadri said in a statement that all Umrah pilgrims trapped in Saudi Arabia have been brought back to Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is willing to establish a Malaysian-led model of Hajj funds for facilitating pilgrims across the country, said minister.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan rejected an increase of 105 thousand rupees on annual Hajj package announced earlier by Minister for religious affairs
"The entire expenditure for Hajj this time around will be 490 thousand Pakistani rupees."
Noorul Haq Qadri on Friday said that the dismal situation with regards to currency devaluation does not allow further subsidy on Hajj.
Noorul Haq Qadri made the statement while speaking on the floor of National Assembly today. He added that the entry fee was relinquished only for two days.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noorul Haq Qadri on Wednesday said that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) gathered people in Islamabad on basis of baseless propaganda.