The government has extended the deadline by ten days for the registration of hajj pilgrims for the year of 2018 under private managements.
The registration which begun on March 1 will now end on April 1, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Thursday.
This year's hajj flights will begin on July 14. A total of 1,27,198 pilgrims -7,198 under government management and 1,20,000 under private management are expected to perform the hajj.
The hajj is likely to be held on August 21 this year subject to the moon sighting.