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ECC Approves Hajj Policy for 2023

The Hajj Policy 2023 was approved by Economic Coordination Committee.

And a $90 million foreign exchange cover was also agreed upon. The meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee was presided over by Senator Ishaq Dar, the federal minister of finance and revenue.

Hajj Strategy 2023 has been summarised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. The policy was accepted at the meeting after discussion. And it was decided to offer $90 million in foreign exchange insurance.

The Hajj quota allotted to Pakistan for the year 2023 is 179,210, and it will be split equally. between government and private Hajj programmes in accordance with the policy (50:50).

Under the sponsorship programme, a quota of 50% of each will be set aside.

The sponsorship programme for the government’s Hajj quota is anticipated to produce $194 million. and the private programme is anticipated to generate more than $250 million.

Bringing the total to more than $440 million. The burden of dealing with foreign currencies is anticipated to decrease.

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The preliminary Hajj Package for 2023 is Rs. 1,175,000 for the Northern Area and Rs. 1,165,000 for the Southern Region.

A total of Rs. 12 billion in technical supplementary grants (TSG) were also given by the ECC. to the Planning Commission for the 7th Population and Housing Census. and Rs. 3.2 billion to Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety for the National Poverty Graduation Program (NPGP).

The Ministry of National Food Security & Research’s report of the urea fertiliser. Needs for the current year was postponed by the ECC.

With the instruction to take into account the recommendations of the committee the ECC. Formed on the gas distribution plan, which is led by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Another report from the Ministry of Industry and Production regarding the Manufacturing Policy. for Solar Panels and Associated Equipment 2023 was also postponed by the ECC. with the instruction to study and update the proposed policy in light of feedback from all stakeholders.

At the meeting were Federal Ministers for Power Khurram Dastgir, Industries and Production Syed Murtaza Mahmud, Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik, Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, SAPMs on Finance Tariq Bajwa and Revenue Tariq Pasha, Federal Secretaries, and other senior officials.

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