Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari today felicitated all the intending Hajis, nearly 88000, who had applied for Hajj this year and have been selected for Hajj under the policy that every intending Haji should have an opportunity to perform Hajj.
This is for the first time after Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto that every intending Haji, who had applied for Hajj, would be able to perform Hajj.
The policy of selecting Hajis was based on ‘First come-First served’ basis but the President directed a review of the policy so that everyone was able to perform Hajj.
The President also felicitated Syed Khursheed Shah, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and the entire Religious Affairs Ministry on this occasion.
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