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Posted On: 21 May 2015 07:40 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:53 pm

19,000 apply for 1,200 seats allotted for Haj

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A total of 19,000 people — citizens and expatriates — from Qatar have applied for the limited 1,200 seats allotted for Haj this year.

The number of applicants is higher compared to last year by 4,000, a local Arabic daily reported yesterday.

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has introduced online registration for aspiring pilgrims.

Eligible candidates will be chosen through an electronic draw and informed through text messages, the daily said.

Of the 1,200 seats, 900 are for citizens, the daily said.