Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The balloting of Hajj applications under government scheme is underway in Islamabad.


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The Ministry of Religious Affairs received at least 2,80,617 applications out of which balloting will be held to select about 83, 440 applicants.

Hajj balloting was postponed in view of a writ petition filed by private Hajj organisers in the Supreme Court.

Minister of Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, in a statement, said that the step was taken in view of a writ petition filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Hajj policy of 2016.