DHAKA: The government on Monday approved National Hajj and Umrah policy and Hajj Package 2014.
Under two types of packages, each of the pilgrims performing hajj this year will have to pay Tk 3,54,316 and Tk 2,94,776 respectively in government arrangement while pilgrims have to pay Tk 2,95,776 under private Hajj package.
The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the Hajj packages at secretariat.
After the meeting, cabinet secretary Mohammad Musharraf Hossian Bhuiyan told journalists that according to Saudi Arab this year’s Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in October 4.
He said a total of 101,758 persons from Bangladesh will be allowed to perform the Hajj this year under the government and private management.
A total of 10,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform Hajj under government’s Package-1 which will cost Tk Tk 354,316.
A total of 91,758 persons will be allowed under government’s package-2 that will cost Tk 295, 776.
A pilgrim in both packages will have to pay additional 500 Saudi Riyals which is equivalent to Tk 10,000 for sacrifice, the secretary added.
Pilgrims of non-government package have to arrange their boarding but no sub-human condition will be allowed, he emphasized.
BDST: 1555 HRS, MAR 10, 2014
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