Islamabad (Staff Report): The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Friday announced to delay Hajj lucky draw indefinitely in keeping with a stay order issued by the Sindh High Court (SHC).
The SHC’s Sukkur bench on Thursday heard a petition filed by Mufti Abdul Majid. The petitioner stated that the new Hajj policy, which prevents individuals from performing the pilgrimage more than once within a stipulated period of time, is against the Sharia.
The decision to indefinitely postpone the lucky draw, which was due to be held at 4pm today, was made during a meeting of officials from the ministry. The officials decided to appeal the SHC's stay order before the Supreme Court before setting another date for the lucky draw.