Cheque worth SR 6.665 million present to Kazmi for affected pilgrims

ISLAMABAD/JEDDAH: Saudi Minister for Hajj Fawad Abdu Salam Al-Farsi presented a cheque worth SR 6.665 million to Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Allama Hamid Saeed Kazmi, at Jeddah on Wednesday.

A spokesman of Pakistan’s Hajj Mission, Makkah Mukarram, told that the amount will be distributed among the 26,660 pilgrims who could not get accommodation in tent city of Mina on 8th Zulhajj during the course of Hajj rituals this year. The affected pilgrims will get SR 250 each out of this amount.

A special ceremony was held for this purpose which was attended besides others by the Vice Chairman of Establishment of Guides for South Asian Pilgrims Dr Irshad, Pakistan’s Consul General in Jeddah Salik Khan, D.G Hajj Sultan Shah and Director Hajj (Welfare) Sayed Farogh Aftab Zaidi.

Meanwhile Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi thanked the Saudi Govt and invited the Saudi Hajj Minister to Pakistan. He said that the money given by Saudi Arabia to Pakistani pIlgrims would improve the ties between the two countries.

The religious minister would be returning to the country today (Thursday) after which he would present Hajj corruption report to the President and Prime Minister.

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