Cabinet allows immediate balloting for 50pc quota of Hajj pilgrims for 2018

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ISLAMABAD:The Federal Cabinet has allowed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to immediately carry out Hajj balloting for fifty percent of the total quota of Hajj pilgrims for the current year.

The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.

The Cabinet also directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to request Islamabad High Court for early finalization of legal proceedings in this regard.

The Cabinet decided to name the new airport in Islamabad as "Islamabad International Airport".

The meeting considered Inquiry Report into corruption charges in the Kachhi Canal project and decided to constitute a Committee for suggesting implementation mechanism of the findings of the report.

Rejecting a proposal for increase in the prices of CNICs of specified categories, the Cabinet directed Ministry of Interior and Chairman NADRA to review the proposal for the purpose of rationalization of the cost of CNICs.

The Cabinet also approved execution of various development schemes prepared by the Cabinet Committee.APP

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