Each hajj pilgrim can carry $1,000: BB

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 16:47, Mar 15, 2019 | Updated : 16:48, Mar 15, 2019

Muslim pilgrims pray while they the Mount Al-Noor, where Muslims believe Prophet Mohammad received the first words of the Koran through Gabriel in the Hera cave, ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia Aug 18, 2018. REUTERS/File PhotoA hajj pilgrim can carry up to US$ 1000 or equivalent currencies while performing the next pilgrimage, according to a Bangladesh Bank circular.
This amount is completely out of the overall expenses estimated by the ministry concerned for performing the next pilgrimage, known as Hajj, according to the circular issued on Thursday (Mar 14) by the central bank.
The next Hajj may take place on August 10 depending on the sighting of the Arabic month moon.
A total of 1, 27,198 Bangladeshi will go Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year including 7,198 under government management.