Balloting for additional quota of Haj pilgrims to be held on May 20

The Ministry of Non secular Affairs and Interfaith Concord goes to carry one other spherical of Haj balloting on Could 20, in response to a media report.

The ministry, by means of the balloting to be held at three pm, goes to facilitate 9,474 extra Haj pilgrims because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had not too long ago revised the quota for Pakistani pilgrims.

The Saudi authorities had elevated the Haj quota for Pakistani pilgrims to 200,000 from the earlier 184,210.

The Non secular Affairs Ministry had determined to divide the extra quota of round 16,000 pilgrims as per the prevailing system underneath which 60 per cent of the seats go to the federal government Haj scheme, whereas 40laptop are granted to the personal sector.

The Monday’s poll will embody solely these aspiring pilgrims who had utilized for Haj underneath the federal government scheme for 2019 however couldn’t succeed.

These candidates who haven’t withdrawn their Haj dues from banks will likely be included within the balloting routinely, whereas those that have withdrawn the quantity will likely be given 4 days to re-submit it.

Saudi Arabia has included Pakistan in its “Street to Makkah” undertaking, which is able to permit pilgrims to endure immigration clearance at Pakistani airports earlier than leaving for Haj.

Riyadh, on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has additionally determined to supply e-visa facility to Pakistani pilgrims. Underneath the power, intending pilgrims will likely be supplied visas at their doorstep.

Minister for Non secular Affairs and Interfaith Concord Dr Noorul Haq Qadri had introduced in February that the immigration facility was being prolonged to Lahore and Islamabad, after Karachi.

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