The registration process of the pilgrims who are intending to perform holy Hajj this year under private management will begin today. This revealed yesterday at a press conference organised by Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) in the capital, local media reports said.
"The registration will start from today and we will announce the registration closing date later," HAAB Secretary General M Shahadat Hossain Taslim told journalists.
The government fixed the lowest package under private management at Taka 3,32,868 this year. Additional Taka 11,000 will be charged along with the package for purpose of sacrificial animal. The intending pilgrims will have to pay the entire money to the Hajj agencies by Apr 15.
A Hajj agency could send a highest of 300 pilgrims and a minimum of 150 pilgrims from Bangladesh. Earlier on Feb 22, the ministry published a list of serial numbers of Hajj pilgrims, who will be able to enroll in the final Hajj registration this year. The Hajj pilgrims have also been asked to submit scanned copies of passports during the e-Hajj registration process, it added.
According to the Hajj agreement with the Saudi Arabia, a total of 127,198 pilgrims from Bangladesh will be able to perform Hajj this year.
Of them, 7,198 will perform Hajj under the government management and 120,000 under private management, official sources said.