Monitoring Section formed to check private Hajj packages

Islamabad—The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has established a Monitoring Section to keep private packages of Hajj Group Organisers (HGOs) under check.
According to official sources, the section is responsible to monitor break up of the packages of Hajj Group Organisers (HGOs) and keep strict vigil on their packages.
The monitoring section has been assigned to ensure scrutiny of documents, keep proper record, ensure proper research and developments system and even proper implementation of existing rules and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The Ministry has also taken various other steps to minimize private Hajj packages. Each HGO is bound to sign an agreement with individual Hujjaj regarding the facilities being offered in the package.
Every HGO is bound to sign Service Provider Agreement between Government of Pakistan and Company. The Ministry has invited estimated packages of newly enrolled companies and existing Tour Operator for creating healthy competition and to ensure reduction in packages of HGOs. This Ministry obtains performance guarantee from HGOs to secure the booked Hujjaj.—APP

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