1,154 Haj pilgrims selected for free accommodation in Mecca

CHARMINAR: The draw of lots of Haj applications, known as Qurrah, witnessed the selection of 1,154 pilgrims, who will make the trip to Mecca in Saudi Arabia this year.

The draw was conducted at Chowmahalla Palace where the pilgrims were selected through computerised draw of lots for free accommodation at Nizam Rubath, a pilgrim house in Mecca.

Speaking at the Qurrah, Executive Officer Telangana State Haj Committee Professor SA Shukoor said that 1,154 Haj pilgrims would be selected out of 6,647 pilgrims from the erstwhile Nizam state.

The officials who participated in the draw informed that Telangana state stood first in the matter of providing services to the Haj pilgrims.

Appreciating the efforts of SA Shukoor, who has the honour of serving Haj pilgrims for past six years, deputy chief minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali said that Saudi Arabia’s plan to ferry Haj pilgrims will also start soon.

“All steps are being taken to ensure that the trip goes safely and ferrying Haj pilgrims…

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