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Supreme Court turns down plea for increasing Hajj quota of govt

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday rejected a petition of the federal government challenging the Islamabad High Court's verdict that reduced Hajj quota under government scheme from 67 to 60 per cent.  A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, dismissed the petition after hearing arguments from a federal law officer. Ministry of Religious Affairs challenged the reduction in Hajj quota, arguing that the quota was fixed at 67 per cent under the Hajj policy for this year, however, the…

Saudi Arabia expresses willingness to increase Hajj quota for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia on Thursday expressed willingness to increase Hajj quota for Pakistan. This was disclosed at a meeting between Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf and his Saudi counterpart Al-Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdul Aziz in Peshawar. Sardar Yousaf said that keeping in view the increasing population of the country, increase in the Hajj quota is need of the hour. Saleh Bin Abdul Aziz lauded Pakistan's sacrifices in the war against terrorism. Read More: Saudi…