ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf on Sunday said that the facilities being provided to Hujjaj would be monitored strictly.
Talking to Pakistan Television (PTV), he said that on the instructions of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the government was doing its utmost for
providing better services to pilgrims during the upcoming Hajj season.
The minister said that 143,368 pilgrims would perform Hajj this year under the government and private schemes and efforts were being made to provide maximum facilities to them.
He said he visited Saudi Arabia and met the minister for religious affairs and other officials aimed at providing better services to the pilgrims during Hajj.
He said he also visited the buildings rented for the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and found everything up to the mark.
He said that, a total of 143,368 Hajj pilgrims would be sent to Saudi Arabia by 450 flights this year.
The minister said that the ministry has launched an extensive Hajj Awareness Campaign to create awareness amongst the intending pilgrims about the Hajj rituals.
The approval to establish a medical camp for Pakistani pilgrims has been accorded by the Saudi authorities, the minister said and added that the pilgrims would also be provided efficient transport services.