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Govt to receive hajj applications from Feb 25

Applications under the Government Hajj Scheme will be received between February 25 and March 4 in 14 designated banks across the country.

According to the hajj policy released by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, 184,210 Pakistani pilgrims will perform the pilgrimage this year.

Hajj scheme 2019 shall be implemented through government and private hajj group organisers with a ratio of 60:40, RadioPakistan reported.

Hajj dues under the government scheme will be Rs436,975 for Northern region, which include Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Faisalabad Multan and Rahim Yar Khan, while Rs426,975 will be received for Southern region, which include Karachi, Quetta and Sukkur.

Qurbani charges of Rs19,451 will be optional and there shall be no free hajj this year.

The selection of Hujjaj (pilgrims) under the government scheme will be made through computerised balloting on 8th of the next month.

This year, 10,000 seats would be reserved for senior citizens above the age of 80 years.

Another 10,000 seats would be reserved for persons who have been unsuccessful in ballot continuously for the last three years.

Under the government scheme, 1.5 per cent of the total seats will be reserved for hardship cases.

All the Hujjaj will be provided five litres of Zamzam.



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