Committee to review Haj arrangements today

Islamabad—A meeting of Hajj Advisory Committee will be held in Makkah Mukarma, Saudi Arabia on Friday for reviewing the arrangements of Hajj 2016. According Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf will chair the meeting. Director General Hajj Dr Sajid Yousfani will brief the committee about provision of medical, food, residence and other facilities being provided to pilgrims, said a press release.
State Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Muhammad Amin-ul-Hasnat Shah, Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Hafiz Abdul Karim, Secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sohail Aamir, director Hajj Syed Imtiaz Shah and Pakistan Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Manzoor-ul-Haq would attend the meeting.
Meanwhile it is reported that the Mashaer Railway at the holy sites (Haj Metro) is a quantum leap in the history of transporting Hajj pilgrims and one of the largest projects achieved by the government over the past years.
The metro has reduced the travel time from hours to minutes and plays an important role in the movement of Haj pilgrims between the holy sites in general and from their camps to Al- Jamarat bridge in particular, Arab News reported.
Hajj pilgrims used to suffer because of the nature of the place and their huge number.—APP

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