Saturday, July 20, 2024

About 90,000 Pakistanis May Not Perform Hajj due to Dollar Shortage

Due to a lack of dollars, almost 90,000 Pakistanis might not perform the Hajj. In order to prevent a $400 million outflow, the government has in principle decided to offer half of the Hajj quota of its nationals to Pakistanis residing abroad. This decision highlights the effects of the economic crisis on people from all walks of life.

According to government sources, overseas Pakistanis can use the quota that the government is offering owing to a shortage of foreign currency to undertake the Hajj personally or to pay for someone residing in Pakistan’s costs.

The choice was made during a meeting between Minister for Religious Affairs Mufti Abdul Shakoor and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. The federal cabinet will now be asked to approve the item.

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