In Islamabad today, Pakistan’s Minister of Religious Affairs, Aneeq Ahmed, announced the release of a detailed Hajj Training Schedule for 2024 alongside the implementation of biometric verification for pilgrims. This significant move was disclosed following discussions with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador Nawaf Bin SaiHajj Training Schedule 2024 Announced by the Government Of Pakistan d Al-Malki. The two officials deliberated on various aspects of the forthcoming Hajj arrangements, with Saudi Arabia having restored Pakistan’s pre-COVID Hajj quota to 179,210 and reduced the maximum age limit for pilgrims to 65.
Hajj Training Schedule 2024
Pakistan’s religious affairs ministry is set to launch a training and biometric schedule for the pilgrims soon, including a new option to conduct visa biometrics at home via the Bio App. The Hajj pilgrimage, a central Islamic tradition, is now more accessible for Pakistani citizens after the restoration of the pre-coronavirus quota and the removal of the age limit for participation. As a result, over 81,000 pilgrims registered for the government scheme for the 2023 pilgrimage, with the remaining going through private operators. Recently, Pakistan conducted a draw for the 2024 Hajj, allocating spots to over 63,000 applicants under the government scheme. Minister Ahmed highlighted Pakistan’s extensive preparations and innovative measures for Hajj, while Ambassador Al-Malki praised Pakistan’s award-winning services and coordination for the pilgrimage.