ISLAMABAD: A second balloting for an extra Hajj quota beneath the federal government scheme was held in Islamabad on Monday.
A complete of 9,474 extra pilgrims have been chosen by means of clear and computerised balloting. Minister for Spiritual Affairs and Interfaith Concord Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri carried out the balloting.
Pakistan’s Hajj quota was elevated from 1,84,210 to 200,000 pilgrims this 12 months because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia agreed to provide an extra quota of 15,790 pilgrims as a present from Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman on a request of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Profitable candidates shall be knowledgeable by means of SMS and people who have withdrawn their Hajj dues shall be given time to redeposit the identical.
Below the bifurcation coverage, 40 % of extra quota was allotted to the non-public Hajj operators, whereas the remainder of the quota was allotted beneath the federal government scheme.
Intending pilgrims who remained unsuccessful within the first section have been eligible to take part within the balloting.
Talking on the event, Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri mentioned his ministry zeroed in on provision of absolute best lodging and transportation amenities to pilgrims.