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Balloting to allot additional Hajj quota on Monday

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony would conduct another balloting to distribute additional 9,600 quota among the unsuccessful applicants of Government Hajj Scheme on Monday (May 20), a spokesman of the ministry Friday said.

He said the Saudi government has given additional quota of 16,000 to Pakistan. Out of which 60 percent will be allocated to the remaining applicants of Government Hajj Scheme, who were declared unsuccessful in recent balloting.

He said all unsuccessful applicants will be included in the balloting despite withdrawing money from their respective bank branches. In case of selection they will have to deposit dues within four days time.

This year 216,542 applications were received, out of which 107, 526 were declared successful in a balloting conducted on March 11, 2019.






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.