Islamabad Secretary religious affairs Khalid Masood Chaudhry has stated that measures were taken for speedy clearance of pilgrims on Jaddah Hajj Terminal and maintained that formal agreement was signed with Saudi government in this regard.
Khalid Masood while talking with the delegation of Welfare Organization Hujaj Pakistan on Friday said that negotiations were going on with PIA officials regarding to reduce the ratio of air –tickets.
He said that the government is taking measures to facilitate the pilgrims. The delegation stressed that an additional Hajj quota given by the Saudi government should be given to pilgrims of government schemes as the measures taken by under the government schemes are better than private tour operators. The delegation appreciated the measures taken by Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf.