The government has introduced a new and short hajj package for the people going for Hajj in 2024. This short package is of 20-25 days that provides travellers ample time to enjoy the pilgrimage site. They’ve also offered additional allowances.
Hajj Scheme 2024
The government is rumoured to start Hajj applications from November. Sources suggest that the Hajj scheme aims to accommodate almost 90,000 travellers this year. The economy package of this scheme is still to accommodate pilgrims for a 40 day trip just like in the past.
The government is trying to streamline the process of Hajj applications and they’ve added some new features. The sponsorship scheme is still to continue with a small tweak. The overseas Pakistanis who pay with dollars are excluded from the lottery system which provides more chances for the residents of Pakistan to be sponsored.
Moreover, sources also suggest that pilgrims of 2024 will have a choice to select a residency in Madina for a period of 4 to 8 days for their convenience.
Sources suggested that each pilgrim will have his own bag with the Pakistani flag and a QR code embedded on it. This is going to streamline the verification and identification process. It is also rumoured that the government is planning to introduce a new Hajj app that is going to be very beneficial for both the administration and the applicants.