The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has announced that the balloting on additional Hajj quota would be held on the 3rd of June.
The second round of balloting on the additional Hajj quota would be done for distributing a quota of 9,474 among the applicants who remained unsuccessful in the first round of balloting under the Government Hajj scheme.
The Saudi government in a statement had given an extra quota of 16,000 to Pakistan, out of that 60percent which makes 9,474 would be allocated to the remaining applicants who applied under the government scheme but remained unsuccessful.
It was informed that the unsuccessful applicants would be included in the balloting despite withdrawing their money form the respective bank branches. In case they get successful this time then they would be given 4 days’ time to deposit the fees.
As many as 216,542 applicants applied this year for Hajj under the government scheme, out of which 107,526 were declared successful in the balloting that was conducted on the 11th of March 2019.
Private Hajj Group Organisers would be given 40percent of the additional Hajj quota.
According to the Hajj Policy 2019, a total of 200,000 Pakistani pilgrims would perform Hajj this year.