Islamabad (Staff Report): Balloting for Hajj 2109 under government scheme will be held in the federal capital at 4pm today (Tuesday).
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noorul Haq Qadri will conduct the balloting.
The results of the balloting will be uploaded on the official website of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and applicants will also be informed of the results via SMS.
سرکاری حج سکیم کی قرعہ اندازی آج شام 4 بجے ہوگی۔ درخواست گزاروں کو نتائج کی اطلاع بذریعہ ایس ایم ایس دی جائے گی۔ تفصیلات وزارت کی ویب سائٹ پر بھی دستیاب ہونگی۔ pic.twitter.com/auTsXdbzY2— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) March 12, 2019
Earlier, the balloting was delayed for one day.
According to a spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs, now the balloting will be held on Tuesday, adding that the draw has been delayed for one day on the request of designated banks on account of their inability to compile the data of applicants by March 10 (Sunday). The ministry, he said, had directed the banks to clear the drafts and cheques of intending pilgrims’ deposited Hajj dues by Monday and complete online entry of the applicants as soon as possible.
The spokesperson said 216, 542 intending pilgrims submitted their applications for Hajj this year. He said Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri will perform the balloting.