The Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Aneeq Ahmed, wants to offer cheaper Hajj trips for people in Pakistan. They plan to have different-length Hajj packages to make it more affordable. They also want to work with cell phone companies to give pilgrims cheaper call and data options during their trip.
They’re thinking of using QR codes to prevent problems with luggage. The minister also said doctors who give fake Hajj fitness certificates might face legal trouble.
Separately, the Ministry of Religious Affairs is thinking about letting people apply for Hajj earlier and pay in installments for next year’s trip. These ideas came up during discussions about getting ready for this year’s Hajj season.
These changes aim to make the Hajj process easier and more accessible for people in Pakistan who want to go.