Maximum facilities to be provided for Hajj pilgrims: Yousuf

Islamabad: Minister for Religious Affair Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has said that the selection of the intending pilgrims will be purely made on merit and maximum facilities will be provided to them during the Hajj. He was speaking at the prize distribution ceremony of National Hifz-o-Qirat competition in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Federal Minister said that according to the new Hajj policy 57,000 applicants will be selected under the government scheme this year. He said 1, 27,000 applications have been received under government scheme. He said the selection process will be completed by 20th of this month. He said the government is working on a programme to include Arabic as compulsory subject in the curriculum up to Secondary School Certificate. Earlier, the Minister distributed cash prize among the position holders of the competition.

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