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                 SALIENT FEATURES – HAJJ POLICY-2008

NUMBER OF PILGRIMS

       164,647 pilgrims will perform Hajj from Pakistan during December
       2008. The number of pilgrims under the Government Scheme would
       be 85,000 and those under HGO Scheme would be 79,647.

                       (GOVERNMENT HAJJ SCHEME)

RECEIPT OF HAJJ APPLICATION

       The applications for Hajj-2008 under Government Hajj Scheme will be
       invited from 7th August, 2008 to 18th August, 2008. The application
       forms will be issued/received at designated bank branches of HBL,
       UBL, NBP, MCB & ABL.

HAJJ DUES UNDER GOVERNMENT HAJJ SCHEME
       The detail of Hajj dues for Hajj - 2008 is as under:-
                                         Karachi/Quetta        Other Stations
         Particulars
         Air Fare                                70,000                85,000
         Terminal Taxes Rs.500+SR.50               1425                  1425
         Rent of accommodation at                66,600                66,600
         Makkah & Madinah
         SR.3200*+SR.400=SR.3600
         Compulsory Hajj                         21,978                21,978
         Dues=SR.1188
         Personal Exchange Quota                 23,997                23,997
         approx.SR1300.00
         Service/vaccination Charges               1000                  1000
         Total (in Rupees)                      185,000 200,000
      * Saudi Riyal 3200 is upper limit, however, Haji will be charged on actual
rent basis.

CNIC
       Mandatory requirement of computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)
       for filing of Hajj applications will remain intact


REPEAT HAJJ
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    No Hajj application shall be entertained for repeat Hajj, if the applicant
    has performed Hajj during the last five years except in three cases viz
    Mahram of a lady who did not perform Hajj earlier, Group Leader &
    Hajj-e-Badal.


BALLOTTING

    The ballot shall be held in 1st week of October, 2008 if the applications
    are received in excess of the seats available under Govt. Scheme. The
    applicants who have been unsuccessful in the ballot during last two
    years (i.e. Hajj December 2006 and Hajj December 2007)
    consecutively under Government Scheme shall be declared successful
    without ballot.

FLIGHT OPERATION:
    The Flight Operation will commence as from the 4th of Dhul Qadah
    1429H. / corr. (3-11-2008) and end as on 30th. Moharam ul Haram
    1430H / corr. (13-01-2009).


DIRECT HAJJ FLIGHTS TO MADINAH MUNAWWARAH

    In arrangements with PIA, 30,000 Hujjaj will be taken to Madinah
    directly and the same number will depart from Madinah. Those arriving
    Madinah shall depart from Jeddah and similar number vice versa. The
    facility of direct flight to Madinah Munawwarah will be restricted to the
    Government Hajj Scheme only.

PERSONAL EXCHANGE QUOTA

    After deduction of compulsory hajj dues, accommodation charges and
    special services charges payable to Saudi Agencies, the balance
    amount in foreign exchange would be provided in cash to intending
    pilgrims before their departure from Pakistan to meet day-to-day
    expenses in Saudi Arabia.


ACCOMMODATION
     There will be only one category of accommodation for Hajj – 2008.
    Following provisions will be observed for hiring of accommodation for
    Hajj Pilgrims for Hajj – 2008:-

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          a. The maximum accommodation rent in Makkah Mukarramah
          shall be SR.3,200 per pilgrim upto 2,000 meters and at Kudai
          and Mehbus-ul- jinn in Azizia. Complementary shuttle service will
          be provided in Kudai and Mehbus-ul- jinn in Azizia upto the
          nearest place of Haram, depending on road congestion.
          b. Accommodation in Madinah Munawwarah shall be hired from
          groups at SR.400 per pilgrim per cycle, to be paid on actual
          occupancy basis within 1,000 meters.

ALLOCATION OF SEATS UNDER GOVERNMENT HAJJ SCHEME

       a. Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, Governors, Chief
          Ministers and the President & Prime Minister of AJK will be
          allowed 50 seats each;
       b. Each member of National Assembly and Senate will be allowed
          10 seats;
       c. 500 seats are earmarked for Labour/sponsored Hajj.
       d. 500 seats are earmarked for Overseas Pakistanis.
       e. Accepting two years consecutive unsuccessful applicants (i.e.
          during Hajj-December, 2006 and Hajj – 2007) as successful
          without balloting.
       f. 150 seats for Hajis performing Hajj under Hajj Foundation
          Scheme subject to availability of sufficient funds under the Hajj
          Foundation Scheme.
       g. 60 seats are earmarked for serving PIA employees.


             (HAJJ GROUP ORGANIZER SCHEME)


    HAJJ GROUP ORGANIZERS SCHEME


    3.   The Ministry will enroll HGOs for Hajj – 2008 from amongst those
    who were enrolled for Hajj – 2007 in view of Policy of the Royal
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Final selection of HGOs along with their
    quota shall be made by the Committee, constituted by the Prime
    Minister in accordance with the criteria.


       CRITERIA FOR ENROLLMENT OF HGOs FOR HAJJ-2008


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        i.     Should be able to organize Hajj Groups of at least 300 and be
              a private limited tourism company with a paid up capital of at
              least Rs.5/- (Five) million and have at least 3 (Three) years
              experience working as Hajj or Umra or tourism company or
              travel agency.

       ii.    Should provide proof of exclusive and properly maintained
              office with computer, internet and electronic data transmission
              facility. On ground checking of the premises, if found
              otherwise, the HGO will be blacklisted.

       iii.    Should maintain a non-chequeing account in one of the
              scheduled bank(s) of Pakistan specifically for the purpose of
              Hajj operation.

       iv.    Should not have been blacklisted by Saudi Government or by
              the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan.

    v.        Should not have violated Saudi Taleemat (regulations) and
              Government of Pakistan Hajj policies.

    vi.       Should be fully conversant with Manasik-e-Hajj as per Saudi
              requirements.

    vii.       Should provide bank guarantee, performance bond, agency
              agreement and under-taking as per specifications of the
              Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan.

   viii.      Should be able to make all arrangements for Hujjaj and their
              repatriation from Saudi Arabia if required.

   ix.        HGOs having even one common Director will be treated as one
              company for allocation of quota.



TRAINING PROGRAMME.
    The Ministry gives the highest priority for training of pilgrims. Master
    trainers from the teaching faculties of Arabic and Islamic Studies
    Departments of the Universities and the experienced master trainers
    working on voluntary basis will impart training to pilgrims up to Tehsil
    level. The Provincial Governments also provide all the necessary
    facilities for training programme. PTV and Radio Pakistan will also run

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    special programmes on Hajj. The intending pilgrims are advised to
    attend the training programmes regularly.


HAJJ MATERIAL


    Updated CDs on Hajj are made available in the Haji Camps at a
    nominal price for the benefit of the pilgrims. Hajj booklets Anwar-e-
    Harmain and Aamal-e-Hajj will be provided to the pilgrims to enable
    them to prepare for Hajj.


FACILITATIONS BY THE PIA

    PIA will provide Abaya, Ahram and 10 ltr of Aab-e-Zam Zam free (on
    arrival in Pakistan). PIA will allow one piece of 32-KG and one hand
    bag of 7-KG free to each pilgrim.


VACCINATION OF HUJJAJ

    Vaccination of Meningitis and polio will be arranged for all Hujjaj
    through Haji Camps in accordance with Saudi Regulations.


    For more details click on http://www.hajjinfo.org/

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