In pursuance of directives of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, ministry for religious affairs has approved all the applications received under government Hajj Scheme-2011. Minsiter for religious affairs Syed Khurshid Shah talked to secretary Shaukat Hayat Durrani and officers of the ministry for religious affairs about approval of applications and other matters in a special meeting. It was also decided in the meeting that all the application numbering 87795 received under government Hajj scheme for the year 2011 be approved. These include labor and hardship cases as well. This way 88355 Hajjajs will perform hajj this year. President and Prime Minister have sent felicitation messages to the intending pilgrims.