ISLAMABAD (APP) – Over 100,000 Hajj applications have been received so far by the countrywide branches of designated banks, said an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Tuesday.

The official further said the Hajj applications will be received till April 26. The successful intended pilgrims will be chosen through transparent balloting on April 29.

This year 143,368 Pakistanis will perform Hajj including 86,021 under government scheme while 57,347 persons will perform this sacred religious obligation under private scheme.

The pilgrims aspiring to travel from southern region will have to pay Rs 261,941 and those who want to travel from Northern region will have to pay Rs 270,941.

Pilgrims intending to offer sacrifice will have to pay Rs 13,340 additional.