Hajj draw for remaining govt scheme on Friday

Hajj draw for remaining govt scheme on Friday

Islamabad (Staff Report): The balloting to select 10 percent remaining pilgrims under government Hajj scheme will be held on Friday.


At least 87,813 lucky applicants had been selected through a computerized draw under the 50 percent quota of total Hajj pilgrims for 2018 in March.

The ministry had promised to conduct another balloting for selecting the remaining aspirants under government scheme after settlement of dispute with HGOs, who got stay orders for reducing their share from 40 percent to 33 percent.

The Islamabad High Court, and then Supreme Court, had ordered the ministry to retain quota of HGOs to 40 percent.