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Cabinet approves Hajj Package

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Minimum cost Tk 3.15 lakh
Staff Reporter
The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft Hajj Package-2020, fixing the minimum cost for an intending pil-grim at Tk 3.15 lakh under package-3 of the government.
Pilgrims will have to pay Tk 4.25 lakh to avail package-1 and Tk 3.60 lakh under package-2 under the govern-ment management which is Tk 6500 and Tk 16,000 more than the previous year respectively.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam disclosed this at a press briefing at the Secretariat after the Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
This year, a total of 1,37,198 people will go to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj and 17,198 of them will go under government management while the rest under private management.