The hidden service charges would be taken in name of Aab e Zam Zam, a sacred water for Muslims, essential expenses, Pilgrims Protection Fund and Vaccination, sources in the ministry revealed.
According to sources, 1,79,210 people would be going to perform Hajj this year.
“Billion of rupees would be collected from the pilgrims and expenditure charges of Rs. 41225 would be charged from each pilgrim which was Rs. 28,000 last year,” they added.
The breakup of expenditure charges are as follow: Rs. 38,025 for train fare, Zamzam water, Muallim fee (teacher), Rs. 400 for Pilgrimfund and Rs. 800 for vaccination.
Aazhar Siddique Advocate, who is assisting the court on Hajj Corruption Case say that people are facilitated to perform their religious rituals across the world but the government of Pakistan, charges a lot of money from pilgrims.
“The government should make an effective law to wind up the corruption in such a sacred ritual as presently a fair audit will reveal a corruption of billions.”