Tk 3.60 lakhs hajj package gets cabinet nod
11 Jan 2015, Nirapad News: The government has approved the draft of Hajj Package-2016 fixing Tk 3.60 lakhs as the estimated cost of each pilgrim for performing hajj this year.
The approval came from a regular weekly meeting of cabinet held at the secretariat in city on Monday (January 11), with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The cabinet also gave its final nod to National Hajj and Umrah Policy-2016.
After a meeting, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed the reporters.
A total of 113,868 Bangladeshi pilgrims will perform hajj this year, he said.
Of them, some 5,000 will perform hajj under government management and the rest under private supervision.
The private hajj packages will be fixed by the hajj agencies with Tk 155,441 common expenditure for all the packages.