69,534 applicants selected through balloting for Hajj-2016

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ISLAMABAD, May 5 (APP): A total of 69,534 intending pilgrims
were selected through open computerised balloting here on Thursday
to perform the sacred religious ceremony under Government Hajj Scheme 2016.
Minister for Religious Affairs, Interfaith Harmony, Sardar Muhammad
Yousaf conducted the balloting at the Committee Room of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The selection has been based on groups from one to fourteen pilgrims.
The selection of group leader means selecting the whole group, he said, adding that as many as 17,213 groups have been declared successful.