ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Second Hajj balloting for the 10 percent quota under government scheme held today (Friday).
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said 87,813 applicants emerged successful in first balloting, however, the remaining 7 percent balloting is linked with the decision of Supreme Court (SC).
He said all pending applications of unsuccessful Hajj applicants of the last three years have been declared successful without any balloting.
There was a quota of ten thousand for the purpose but as per decision of the Federal Cabinet all 12237 applicants have been declared successful, he added.
The minister said there were also 4928 applicants over the age of 80 years against a quota of ten thousand and all of them have also been declared successful.