Death compensation: Intending Hujjaj’s heirs to be paid Rs0.5m

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Staff Report

ISLAMABAD

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony would pay Rs500,000 each to the heirs of a pilgrim in case of death and Rs150,000 in case of accidental disability of one limb during Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

An official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony said Rs250,000 each would be paid to the Haji on permanent disablement of more than one limb Rs300,000 in case of emergency evacuation of pilgrim from Saudi Arabia due to illness.

He said Ministry would continue Hajj Mohafiz Scheme for risk management under Takaful to compensate the affected Hujjaj/nominee of the deceased Hujjaj in Hajj 2018.

Each Haji/ member of Welfare Staff would be required to contribute a non-refundable amount of Rs500 into the scheme. The said scheme would compensate Hujjaj/welfare staff against the losses.

 

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