The government on Friday has issued a public alert, asks intending pilgrims to wait for the official announcement of Hajj policy 2022!
The development comes as the Federal Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony took notice of the complaints stating that some private Hajj tour operators are garnering money from intending pilgrims.
The official Hajj policy 2022 is yet to be announced!
The ministry warned that it has not authorised any individuals, banks, hajj group organisers (HGOs), or agents to receive hajj applications and collect money on behalf of the ministry.
The religious ministry has urged the masses to be careful of fraudsters, who are deceiving others in the name of Hajj.
The religious ministry asserted that any such person will face consequences who are operating illegally in the name of Hajj services.
“People are advised never to hand their passport and money to any individual or tour operator until the Hajj Policy 2022 is announced and published at the ministry’s website, in newspapers, and electronic media. They are allowed to submit their applications only after the ministry authorises banks and private tour operators to receive Hajj applications,” the letter stated.
Furthermore, the ministry has urged people to lodge their complaints on the ministry’s hajj helpline numbers 051-9205696; 051-9206980-82 against the HGOs, individuals in case they insist on collecting money and Hajj applications.