The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Monday conducted another round of balloting to select 7,309 persons to perform the Hajj pilgrimage through the government Hajj scheme.
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri pressed the button to conduct the balloting.
The minister said the Saudi government has given an additional quota of 15,790 to Pakistan, out of which 60 percent (9,474) have been allocated to the government Hajj scheme and remaining 6,316 would be distributed among the enlisted Hajj group organizers.
He said 216,542 applications were received this year, out of which 107,526 were declared successful in balloting conducted on March
Balloting on 7,309 seats has been conducted, while as many as 2,165 seats were allotted without balloting.