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57,370 lucky Pakistanis will perform Hajj under government scheme

hajj result 2009
The ministry of religious affairs has finalized the balloting of 57, 370 lucky Hajj pilgrims, who have been selected from the draw, according to governmental scheme.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi presses the button for Hajj Draw

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi presses the button for Hajj Draw

Addressing a press conference on the occasion, the federal religious minister, Hamid Saeed Kazmi informed that the lucky winners would be provided adequate lodgings, as near as 5 kilometers from Ka’aba, while the females would have to wear the Abaya gown over the usual Ahram covering for Hajj.

He also informed that the government had allocated a quota of 1,59,647 pilgrims, out of which 80,000 would be from government scheme, while the quota for Hajj group organizers has been set at 79,647; both of which are similar to past.

He said that Saudi government has been requested for an increase in the allocated quota, in view of population increase, and expressed a hope for being allocated a quota of 10,000 more during the Holy month of Ramadan.

He informed that due to crisis, there has been a noticeable decrease in Hajj applications, but has and would increase with passage of time, while the condition for an international passport has been levied by Saudia government for all.

Referring to quota for Parliamentarians, he informed that PM; Yousaf Raza Gillani had formed a special committee, which asked for recommendations from all Parliamentarians; who had all, save for few, demanded the revival of quota.

The first flight for Hajj would depart on 20th October 2009, as operated jointly by PIA and Saudi Airlines, in which those below 12 years of age and frail older than 65 citizens have been restricted.

Among other facilities, Hajj pilgrims would be entitled to 32 kilograms of free baggage, while on their return, they would be allowed free 7 kilo of hand-carry luggage and 10 liters of Holy water as well.


  1. asif

    salam. I really appreciate your coverage for haj2009 results. I can understand about successful and unsuccessful candidates, but whats waiting list for.
    thanks in anticipation.

  2. Qasim Inayat

    Please Help
    My Parents Applied for govt. Hajj Scheme 2012
    and i don’t know how to find the result of their application if some one know please contact me at
    or 0336-2060439


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