Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The second balloting for additional Hajj quota under government scheme was held on Monday.
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri performed the balloting.
Under the second balloting, 9,474 more pilgrims were selected under government Hajj Scheme through a transparent and computerized balloting.
Successful applicants will be informed through SMS and those who have withdrawn their Hajj dues will be given time to redeposit the same.
Pakistan has been given an additional quota of 15,790 pilgrims as gift from Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan's Hajj quota has been increased from 1,84,210 to 200,000 pilgrims this year.
Under the bifurcation policy, 40 percent of additional quota was allocated to private Hajj operators, while rest of the quota distributed under government scheme.