People’s Confidence Increases Over Government Scheme Hajj, Senate Body Told

The people’s confidence over government scheme hajj has increased manifold since taking over reins of government by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony was told Wednesday

The people’s confidence over government scheme hajj has increased manifold since taking over reins of government by pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony was told Wednesday.

Briefing the committee here on Wednesday the officials of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony told the committee that 5,000 less applications from total available seats of government hajj scheme were received in the year 2012.

The number of applications were persistently increased since 2013. And this year 374,557 applications were received for Government Hajj Scheme against the quota of 120,000.

The meeting was told that the government has retained the hajj expenses of Rs 270,000 and Rs 280,000 despite per haji increase of Rs 45,000 in government scheme.

Government has decided to pay the additional amount. Meeting was told that 10,000 seats have been reserved in the government hajj scheme for haji of over 80 years age and 12,235 applicants have been selected this year from those, who had failed to wind berth in government hajj scheme in consecutive last three years.

The meeting, chaired by Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was attended by Raja Muhammad Zafar ul Haq,Professor Sajid Mir,Siraj ul Haq,Abida Muhammad Azeem and Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf and high ranking officials of the minsitry.

 

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First Hajj Flight To Leave For Saudi Arabia On July 16

The first Hajj flight of Government Hajj Scheme is likely to leave for Saudi Arabia on July 16, said official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

The first Hajj flight of Government Hajj Scheme is likely to leave for Saudi Arabia on July16, said official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

According to Hajj Policy 2018, 179,210 Pakistanis would perform Hajj this year. Out of which 119,473 would perform Hajj under Government Hajj Scheme, while 59,737 Pakistanis would perform Hajjthrough private Hajj scheme.

He said the government has enhanced facilities for government hajj scheme this year.

The services of new basses were being hired for the intending pilgrims.

Two percent quota of total seats of Government Hajj Scheme would be reserved for the hardship, broken families, newly born infant cases, and applicants belonging to the far flung/rural areas. Likewise, 500 seats have been reserved for low paid employees.

Labours of public sector, corporate organizations, companies registered with Employees Old age Benefits Institutions (EOBI)/Workers Welfare Fund sponsored by their respective organistions under their corporate social responsibility.

Frenchman commits suicide at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

A Frenchman has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Islam’s holiest city of Makkah, Saudi and French officials said on Saturday.

“A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah” to the courtyard below, “resulting in his instant death”, Saudi police told the official SPA news agency.

A French foreign ministry official told AFP in Paris that the dead man was French but gave no further details.

The rare act was not the first of its kind to take place in Makkah, the holiest city in Islam — which, like other monotheistic religions, prohibits suicide.

The body was transported to hospital, with an investigation underway “to determine the victim’s identity, what led to the act and how he was able to commit it despite the existence of a metal fence”, SPA said.

Last year, a Saudi man tried to set himself on fire in front of the Kaaba — the square stone building in the centre of the mosque compound — but was stopped by security forces.

Every year, millions of Muslim pilgrims from across the world travel to Makkah and Madina, Islam’s second holiest site, also in western Saudi Arabia.

Hajj Packages 2017 for USA

Tentative Departure 22 AUG- Return 07 SEP

AIR TRANSPORTATION  

  • Airfare from New York (JFK)/Chicago (ORD) To Al Madina Munawarra (MED) Roundtrip Included

MADINA MUNAWARRA ACCOMODATION: 24AUG-27AUG

  • 03 Nights In Rawdah Royal inn or Al Eiman Royal Hotel (5 Star)-Across from Haram
  • Breakfast & Dinner Buffet Will Be Served

MAKKAH ACCOMMODATION (Facing Haram): 27AUG-30AUG

  • 03 Nights In Daral Ghufran or Swiss Hotel (5 Stars)- Across from Haram
  • Breakfast And Dinner Buffet Will Be Served

Note: Swiss Hotel Also Availaible during the 05 Days Of Manasik: 30SEP-03SEP

HAJJ MANASIK:30SEP-03SEP

  • North American upgraded Air Conditioned Gypsum Board temperature controlled Camps.
  • Serving Of Meals Three Times A Day
  • 24 Hours Hot & Cold Refreshments During The Stay

MAKKAH ACCOMMODATION (Facing Haram): 03SEP-05SEP

  • 04 Nights In Swiss Hotel (5 Stars)- Across from Haram
  • Breakfast Buffet Will Be Served

JEDDAH ACCOMMODATION (Facing Haram): 05SEP-07SEP

  • 02 Nights Centro Shaheen Rotana – (5 Star)
  • Breakfast Buffet Will Be Served ​

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

  • Modern Buses Equipped With AC throughout the journey

EXTRA SERVICES:

  • Visit to Historical Sites In Madinah Munawarra
  • Group Accompanied by Imams Speaking Various Languages(Urdu, English, Arabic & Bengali)

Package Per Person:

  • DBL $8,998
  • TRPL $8,498
  • Quad $7998

  PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING FEES:

  • HAJJ FEES ($298.00)
  • ZABIHA ($148.00)

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  • Hajj Package 2C No Aziza from $6700

Travel Dates

  • Tentative dates Depart August 22/23th 2017, Return  September 06 to 07th 2017
  • Tentative dates Depart August 22/23th 2017, Return  September 06 to 07th 2017

Package Per Person:

  • DBL $7,998
  • TRPL $7200
  • Quad $6,700

  PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING FEES:

  • HAJJ FEES ($300.00)
  • ZABIHA ($150.00)

​Makkah 5th Dhul Hijjah – 14th Dhul Hijjah

  • Accommodation in 4 star hotel 600M from Haram
  • Enjoy 5 Daily pray at Haram
  • Open Buffet Breakfast and dinner is included.
  • Pilgrims will always have access to Hotel room in Makkah at all time

​Minna  08th Zul-Hijja – 13th Zul-Hijja

  • Accommodation in Mena will be upgraded North American Camps with air-conditioned Tents.
  • Accommodation at Arafat will be North American Camps .
  • Mattress/Sofa Beds will be provided to the pilgrims at the time of the Hajj.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Soft Drinks will be served.
  • Muslim Scholar and Group leader will assist the group.
  • Pilgrims will always have access to Hotel room at all time during Hajj Manasik

​Madinah 14th Thul-hijja

  • Transportation to Madinah in Air-Conditioned buses
  • Accommodation in 4 or 5  Star Hotel in Madinah close to Masjid Al-Nabawi.
  • Open Buffet Breakfast and dinner is included.
  • Sightseeing of historic places in Madinah ‘Mazarat’ is included.

Note

  • Scholar Imam and Group leader will assist the group.
  • Online or local webinar/seminar  for Hajj preparation.
  • The departure and arrival date may vary +/- 1 -3 days according to flights schedule.
  • The Hajj Fee of $300  and Zabiha Fee of $ 130/- is NOT included in the Hajj package price.
  • Hotel names will be available by end of May.  All Hotels subject to change till Signing the Contract by Hajj Ministry end MAY

Affordable Hajj 1A 2017 -Duration: (18AUG-07SEP)

 $5998.00

AIR TRANSPORTATION 

  • Airfare from New York (JFK)/Chicago (ORD) To Al Madinah Munawarra (MED) Roundtrip Included

AL MADINA AL MUNAWARRA ACCOMODATION: 19AUG-22AUG

  • 03 Nights In Al Eiman Taiba OR Similar (4 Star)-Across from Haram
  • Breakfast & Dinner Buffet Will Be Provided

MAKKAH ACCOMMODATION: 22AUG-30AUG

  • 08 Nights In Apartment Hotel (Makkah Suburb Azizia District)
  • Breakfast & Dinner Buffet Will Be Provided

HAJJ MANASIK:30AUG-03SEP

  • Air Conditioned Camps
  • Serving of Meals Three Times A Day
  • 24/7 Hot & Cold Refreshments During The Stay

Note: Makkah Apartment Hotel Makkah Suburb Azizia District Stay Also Available During 05 Days of Manasik

MAKKAH ACCOMMODATION: 03SEP-07SEP

  • 04 Nights In Apartment Hotel (Makkah Suburb)
  • Breakfast & Dinner Buffets Will Be Served

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

  • Land Transportation In New Air Conditioned Bus

EXTRA SERVICES:

  • Sightseeing In Madinah Munawarra
  • Group Accompanied by Imams Speaking Various Languages(Urdu, English,Arabic & Bengali)

Package Per Person:

$5,998  Based On Quad Occupancy. No double or triple available in this program

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING FEES:

  • HAJJ FEES ($298.00)
  • ZABIHA ($148.00)
  • MOBILE PHONE ($95.00)

Important Notes:

  • *Add on flights from cities other than New York, Washington & Chicago are available at additional prices. Please inquire before purchasing.
  • Departure date may vary +/- 1-2 days depending on flight schedule and without any prior notice. Hotel stay dates may vary +/- 1-2 days due to Islamic Hijri dates and moon sighting.
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New Umrah Visa Saudi Arabian policy for 2016 -2017

Saudi Ministry of Hajj has implemented new Umrah visa policy starting from Moharram of 2016 for new Umrah season. If anyone have performed Umrah within last 3 years then must pay $545/person 9 SR 2000 + $10 processing fee). That will also apply to infant and child. Below is the link for it. It is not a happy news for Umrah Travelers but there is no choice left after this new umrah policy.

http://embassies.mofa.gov.sa/sites/canada/EN/Services/ConsulateSection/Pages/fee.aspx