The federal cabinet has approved the Haj Policy 2019 against the subsidy of hajjis on Thursday in Islamabad.
The cabinet meeting was held under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and it was decided that no compromise would be made on the facilities provided to the hajjis.
The prime minister also set a supervisor for the entire Hajj process and he will personally take reports from him.
The cabinet meeting briefed that 184,210 Hajjis will perform Hajj this year and the whole policy of Hajj was also discussed in the meeting.
Applications would be accepted from 20 February, and 60 per cent of the quota would be given to the government and the remaining to private operators.
10,000 pilgrims over the age of 80 will be allowed to perform the Hajj without Hajj Qurrah or draw.
It was reported that during the briefing, a government subsidy of Rs45,000 per Hajji was proposed.
The policy of New Visa Approved
New visa relaxation policy was also discussed in the cabinet meeting which was approved by the authorities.
The new policy states that 50 countries will be given visa-on-arrival in Pakistan, will e-visa facility will be provided to several other countries. Pakistan would be relaxed for 190 other country visas according to the new policy.