Pakistan News : Sardar Yousaf Federal Minister of Religious Affairs told that all those who applied so far would be able for the Hajj this year.
During the conference he told 60 percent of the aspiring pilgrims would perform Hajj under the government scheme whereas 40 percent through private Hajj operators.
The minister said due to 20 percent reduction in Hajj quota the number of intending pilgrims had been reduced from 179210 to 143368. Thus private Hajj operators had been allotted a quota of 57,347.
Sardar Yousuf said that so far 4,3749 Hujjaj have been booked by private Hajj operators while only 21,000 had applied with dues under private Hajj scheme. Under government Hajj scheme‚ a quota of 86, 021 has already been completed.
He said Saudi government had fixed 8th of this month as deadline for receiving the details of Hujjaj.