Hajj-2016: Hardship quota decreased from five to three percent

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ISLAMABAD, April 19 (APP): Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has decreased the hardship cases quota from five to three percent in Hajj Policy 2016 aiming to accommodate maximum pilgrims in the balloting.

According to an official of the ministry, 143,368 people will perform Hajj this year including 86,021 under Government Scheme and 57,347 under private scheme.

A total of 2,581 intending pilgrims would be adjusted under the hardship quota cases this year. While 83,440 will be chosen through a transparent balloting on April 29.