The government of Saudi Arabia has increased the Hajj quota for Pakistani pilgrims, allowing more aspiring pilgrims to perform Hajj.
Saudi authorities have said that they revised the Hajj quota on the request of the Pakistani government.
This is the second relief in Hajj matters from Saudis since Prime Minister Imran Khan last visited the country.
Earlier in February, the Kingdom had revised its overall capacity for Pakistani pilgrims to 200,000 from previous 184,210.
Moreover, the Saudi government has also relaxed the rules for Pakistani pilgrims by allowing immigration process to be completed in Pakistan.
And now, the country has further extended the limit for another 15,790 pilgrims for Pakistan for the Hajj 2019.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs said the quota would be tabled before the cabinet for approval in the next meeting.
Under the new quota, 60% of the seats will be added to the government’s Hajj scheme while the remaining 40% will go to the private sector.