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All 72,869 Hajj Applicants Declared Successful

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has decided that all 72,869 applications received under Regular Hajj Scheme shall be declared successful without balloting.

The decision to this effect was taken at the ECC meeting held in here today with Fin Min in the seat.

The meeting also approved the modalities for this year’s Hajj Scheme.

The ECC also accorded approval to the additional financial requirement of 163 million dollars of foreign exchange for Hajj this year.

Earlier, the Ministry of Religious affairs and Interfaith Harmony presented details on the Hajj Policy-2023, number of applications received under Regular Hajj Scheme, unutilized quota under regular and sponsorship Hajj schemes and financial requirement in the meeting.

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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.