86,765 picked for performing Hajj under govt scheme in general balloting
ISLAMABAD: A total of 86,765 intending pilgrims were picked through general balloting on Thursday out of 149,295 applicants, aspiring to perform the sacred religious obligation under the government Hajj scheme 2020.
The balloting was conducted on the basis of groups, containing one to 14 individuals. As many as 53,429 groups were declared successful. The selection of group leader means the selection of entire group and vice versa. First successful applicant was Syed Shoaib Ahmed from Bahawalpur followed by Muhammad Anwaar Zulfi of Islamabad and Karamat Khan from Lucky Marwat.
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Parliamentary Secretary for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony MNA Aftab Jehangir and Secretary Mian Muhammad Mushtaq Borana jointly pressed the button for balloting.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the applicants were being informed of their success or failure via SMS while they can also check the ballot results on the ministry’s website www.mora.gov.pk; www.hajjinfo.org by entering either their computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) number or the Hajj application number. – APP