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15,790 more Pak Hajjis allowed to perform Hajj

ISLAMABAD: With an additional quota of 15,790 – a gift from Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman – this year 200,000 Pakistanis will perform Hajj. 

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony performed the balloting for the additional quota, government scheme, here today. 

Pakistan is also attempting to increase religious/faith tourism by attracting Sikhs and Buddist pilgrims. 



M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.