During 2017, 1,07,526 pilgrims will perform Hajj through government quota in Saudi Arabia. More than 3 lakh applications have been submitted in designated banks.
The government quota of Hajj is 1 lakh plus and for private tour operators the number if around 71 thousand. A total of 1,79,210 persons will fly to Saudi Arabia this year to attend the largest religious gathering of Muslims.
The highest number of applications were received from Punjab and the number stands at 1,55,814. However, least number of applications were submitted from Azad Jammu and Kashmir regions which stood at 2,622.