• Federal govt announces names of successful applicants for Hajj 2019

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    Balloting for the government Hajj Scheme will be held in the federal capital at 4pm today File Photo Balloting for the government Hajj Scheme will be held in the federal capital at 4pm today

    The federal government on Tuesday announced names of over 107,000 successful applicants for Hajj 2019.

    Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri opened computerized balloting for Hajj, which would be completed tonight. The successful candidates would be informed through SMS.

    The applicants, who could not succeed over the past three years, were declared successful this time without balloting.

    Speaking to reporters, the minister said the government received 2,000 applications of applicants aged 80 to 90 years. He said two assistants each would be sent with elderly woman pilgrims.

    Qadri said the highest number of application were received from Punjab i.e. 108,006. From Sindh, 49,343 applications were submitted, 40,752 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 10,258 from Balochistan.

    Read more: Government lists 'salient features' of Hajj policy 2019

    From Azad Kashmir, 2,316 applications were received, 4,314 from tribal districts of KP and 2,422 from Gilgit-Baltistan.

    In 2019, 184,210 Pakistanis are allowed to perform Hajj. As many as 184210 people are due to perform Hajj on from Pakistan this year with 107526 pilgrims on government scheme and 71684 on private scheme.

    The 2019 Hajj Policy shows that the pilgrims will pay Rs 436,975 for Hajj and Rs 19,451 as additional charges for sacrificing the animals.

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