The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Thursday has urged intending pilgrims not to be make Hajj Bookings from Individuals, Hajj Group Organizers (HGOs) or Agents on behalf of ministry, until an official announcement of the Hajj Policy 2022.
The warning was issued after the Religious Ministry received a number of complaints regarding private Hajj Group Organizers (HGOs) collecting money from people on behalf of the Ministry. “The Ministry has not authorized any individuals, banks, Hajj Group Organizers (HGOs) or agents to receive Hajj applications and collect money on behalf of the Ministry.” said the Religious Ministry Spokesperson.
He added that such people could loot the people in the name of Hajj Bookings, while any such person would face consequences as any Hajj-related flight bookings by any company or agent would be considered illegal until the announcement by the Ministry.
The Hajj Policy would be announced after the Ministry of Religious Affairs get a quota from Saudi Arabia. The statement added that people would be “allowed to submit their applications only after the Ministry authorized banks and private tour operators to receive Hajj applications.”
Furthermore, the Ministry urged people to lodge their complaints regarding the HGOs, and individuals demanding money and Hajj Applications in advance on the dedicated helpline numbers on 051-9205696; 051-9206980-82.