ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony had spent Rs786,358,851 on the welfare activities of government scheme Hujjaj during the last five years, says an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Talking to APP, he said the above mentioned amount was paid by various banks as profit on the deposited Hajj dues in the last five years.
The bank profit had been utilised on providing health, welfare, transport, enhancing awareness and imparting training facilities to the government scheme Hujjaj, he said.
Giving break up, he said Rs188,000,449 had been spent during the last five year on welfare activities, Rs231,709,266 on providing transportation facilities, Rs1,496,204 on imparting training, Rs26,408,799 on enhancing Hajj rituals awareness and Rs23,864,444 had been spent in last five years on providing healthcare facilities to the Hujjaj.
He said various banks had paid Rs80,195,596 as profit on depositing government Hajj dues in 2008, Rs83,845,187 in 2009, Rs118,810,238 in 2010, Rs210,963,680 in 2011 and Rs 301,544,150 in 2012.
A sum of Rs16,454,597 had been spent on providing welfare facilities to Hujjaj in 2008, Rs25,427,877 in 2009, Rs 1,610,277 in 2010, Rs 16,620,041 in 2011 and 127,887,657 in 2012.
As many as Rs231,709,266 had been spent on providing transport facilities to hujjaj from 2008 to 2012 included Rs16,751,092 in 2008, Rs32,129,480 in 2009, Rs24,017,294 in 2010, Rs33,854,499 in 2011 and Rs124,956,901 in 2012.
Rs1,496,204 had been spent by the ministry in last five years in imparting training facilities to Hujjaj, including Rs578,000 in 2008 and Rs918,204 in 2009.
Yet another Rs26,408,799 had been spent on enhancing awareness among Hujjaj included Rs119,477 had been spent in 2010, Rs7,157,059 in2011, Rs19,129,263 in 2012.
As many as Rs23,864,444 had been spent in last five years on providing healthcare facilities to Hujjaj included Rs143,496 in 2008, Rs4,879,785 in 2009, Rs8,488,353 in 2010, Rs9,459,098 in 2011 and Rs893,712 in 2012.