Hajj policy 2017 to provide more facilities to pilgrims than 2016: Minister

Government of PakistanHajj policy 2017 to provide more facilities to pilgrims than 2016: Minister

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter Faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said Wednesday that Haji Policy 2016 remained successful whereas further improvement and facilities would be brought in Hajj 2017 policy to provide more succor to the pilgrims.

Addressing a consultative workshop on Hajj 2017 here Wednesday, the Federal Minister said the Ministry of Hajj with support of the Federal government provided the best possible facilities to the pilgrims in 2016 which was acknowledged by Hajis both facilitated from private and public sectors.

“No complaint was received what so ever by any Haji and they expressed complete satisfaction over the Hajj arrangements,” he explained.

Sardar Yousaf said that people’s confidence in Government Hajj Scheme has increased as his Ministry received more applications than the quota, which reflected confidence of masses over the hajj government policy.

The number of Hajis in 2017 would increase provided the Saudi Government restored the Hajj Quota, he said, adding efforts in this effect was underway.

The Federal Minister said holding of Hajj Consultative Workshop in Peshawar meant to evolve a consensual hajj policy in the light of experiments of the hajis who performed Hajj in 2016.

The Federal Government was taking every possible step to provide maximum facilities to the hajis during hajj 2017, he said, Hajj plays a key role in the training of human beings and promote tolerance, justice, truthfulness, unity and brotherhood in the society.

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