9,773 pilgrims from JK to perform Haj this year: Veeri - watsupptoday.com
9,773 pilgrims from JK to perform Haj this year: Veeri
Posted 20 Jan 2018 05:01 PM

Minister for Haj & Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Friday said that the draw of lots for selection of pilgrims for Haj-2018 was held today by the State Haj Committee.

He informed in the Legislative Assembly that this year, 32333 persons had applied for Haj while the total quota for the state this year is about 9773. He said out of the total seats allotted to the state, 1959 seats are reserved for the senior citizens of the age of 70 and above.

Veeri said the computerized process of draw of lots selected 7814 pilgrims out of the total applications received by the SHC from various districts. He said there has been an increase of 1670 Haj seats for JK over the last year.

He said the final list containing names and cover number of 9773 selected pilgrims will be available on Jammu and Kashmir State Haj Committee website.

While congratulating Haj aspirants on their selection, the Minister said government is committed to provide best facilities to pilgrims and making their pilgrimage comfortable.

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