The ministry has sent a summary on Tuesday to the federal cabinet in this regard.
Pakistan's Hajj quota was increased from 1,84,210 to 200,000
The quota will be allocated to the remaining applicants of Government Hajj Scheme, who were declared unsuccessful in last balloting
Ministry of Religious Affairs will conduct second balloting to distribute additional 9,474 quota
'Pakistani pilgrims also to get E-visa service'
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