Balloting for further Haj quota under frequent plan deferred

ISLAMABAD: The ministry of religious affairs and interfaith harmony has postponed the 2nd balloting for submission of extra quota among not successful applicants of the govt Haj plan, according to a spokesman of the ministry. In a statement granted on Sunday, he declared the new date of balloting would be publicized after receiving a grant from the federal cabinet. Referring to a few mass media, reports, he declared the balloting for extra Haj quota would not be held on Monday. Flight plan expected to be publicized in 2nd week of June

It merits mentioning here that the Saudi govt has given an extra Haj quota of 16, 000 to Pakistan. Out of which 60 percent will be allocated to the remaining applicants of the govt Haj plan, who were declared failed in the latest balloting. All failing applicants would be contained in the balloting despite withdrawing money from their respective bank branches. However, they would have to deposit dues within 4 days of their selection. This year 216, 542 applications were received, out of which 107, 526 were declared successful in the balloting conducted on March 11.

The ministry would publicize Haj flight plan in 2nd week of June 2019, an official declared. Speaking with APP, he declared the information of Haj flights would also be available on the ministry’s website. The intending pilgrims would be informed about their flight plan, building, Maktab number and other related information through Text message and letters.

According to a tentative plan, the month-long pre-Haj flights will be started in the 1st week of July. The official urged intending pilgrims to benefit from the ministry’s ongoing extensive training programs which will help them perform Haj in accordance with the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet ( PBUH).
He also urged intending pilgrims to take advantage of Haj training material offered at the ministry’s website and the ministry’s Facebook link.


زین ایک ایوارڈ یافتہ سابق شکاگو سٹی ہال کے سیاسی رپورٹر اور کالم نگار ہیں۔