Pakistan Haj Quota Increased
There is Jubilation time among the Muslims Haj applicants after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad, and Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman this year has decided to lift the reduction in the Hajj / Haj quota of both domestic and foreign pilgrims.
After India , Pakistan Haj quota is also increased. The number of pilgrims from Pakistan visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Haj will rise to 179,210 in 2017. This was decided during an official meeting held in Jeddah between Pakistan’s Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Muhammad Yousaf and Saudi Haj and Umrah Minister Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin. A formal agreement to this effect will be signed later, the release added.
The Pakistani minister visited Saudi Arabia with the aim of finalizing the Haj arrangements and other issues relating to Haj 2017. Minister stated that last year’s Haj arrangements were excellent. He congratulated King Salman for the successful Haj operations in 2016 and thanked the Saudi Haj and Umrah minister for his support in increasing the quota for Pakistani pilgrims.
The Saudi minister said that Pakistani Haj office played an important role in Haj preparations with their Saudi counterparts and “we are proud of them.” He also congratulated Pakistan’s Haj authorities for their efforts in ensuring the success of Haj operations and providing excellent services to pilgrims.