Government to Send All Hajj Applicants Without Balloting in Result 2023 Selected Candidates.
All 72,869 applicants who submitted their applications for the regular Hajj scheme to the Ministry of Religious Affairs will be able to embark on the sacred pilgrimage, according to the recent announcement by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
Despite the quota for this year’s Hajj being set at 44,190, the federal government has made the landmark decision to accept all applications, bypassing the need for balloting.
The decision to send all 72,869 applicants on Hajj without balloting was made under the direction of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, as revealed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
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However, this decision also means that the Ministry of Religious Affairs will require additional resources, including foreign exchange, to accommodate the increased number of pilgrims beyond the fixed quota under the regular scheme. Religious Affairs Minister Mufti Abdul Shakoor noted that Pakistan, like the rest of the world, is facing financial challenges.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Religious Affairs had extended the deadline for submission of Hajj applications under the sponsorship scheme until 7 April, as of the recent update on 31 March. Those interested in applying under the sponsorship scheme are reminded that the deadline is approaching tomorrow.