17,921 pilgrims selected in final phase of Hajj balloting 2018

  • Confirmation messages have been sent to selected applicants.
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced the results of second Hajj balloting for the remaining 10% pilgrims today.

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf announced the names of 17,921 pilgrims.

“The federal government has exempted all 12,623 applicants who had been applying for the past three years consecutively”.

The Minister said there were also 4928 applicants over the age of 80 years against a quota of ten thousand and all of them have also been declared successful.

Applicants can check their status here:

“We selected 87,813 intending pilgrims in the first balloting on March 1. Any information regarding today’s balloting will be messaged through mobile phone message,” Sardar stated.

“According to the judicial verdict, 60% is the government quota and remaining 40% is private Hajj scheme quota,” Sardar expressed after the balloting.

Previously, the first Hajj balloting was conducted on March 1 and the names of 87,813 pilgrims were announced.

87,813 pilgrims selected in balloting on half of Hajj quota for 2018

Earlier 67 percent quota was approved for the federal cabinet under the government scheme and 33 percent for private tour operators.

Later this was revised and 60 percent quota was allocated for the government scheme and 40 percent for tour operators by the Islamabad High Court.

The ministry has also filed a review petition in the apex court, requesting an increase in the Hajj quota from 60 percent to 67 percent.