Intended pilgrims have submitted a total of 1, 49,330 Hajj applications at the designated banks across Pakistan under the government scheme. He informed that a lucky draw will be held on 12th March according to which pilgrims will be shortlisted for Hajj 2020 under the government scheme.
According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, the lase day of submission was 8th March. Pilgrims will be selected after a lucky draw.
Note that a sub-committee of the Senate’s Standing committee on Religious Affairs had proposed Pakistan International Airlines to decrease the fares for Pilgrims 2020 earlier in February.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said that Hajj policy for the private organizers would be announced soon. Hajj is a religious obligation and one of its worldly benefits is that it generates at least $ 100 billion worth of business activity annually, BOL News reported on 22nd Feb.
He was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar and Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad also spoke on the occasion. Convener Standing Committee on Hajj and Umrah Tour Operators Jawaid Akhtar, Former Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa, Executive Committee members Haji Asif Saher, Zeeshan Sohail Malik, Sheikh Sajjad Afzal and Haris Attique were also present at the occasion.
The Minister said that Pakistan has a huge share in this business activity associated to Hajj. e said that the prime objective of the ministry is to provide the best services to the pilgrims.