FIA to probe into Haj complaints
“The president, taking note of reports of huge mismanagement in hiring accommodation and complaints about lack of basic facilities for the pilgrims, has sought a report from the FIA without delay,” president’s spokesman Farhatullah Babar said on Friday.
“A number of Hajis have sent complains directly from Makkah to the presidency,” the spokesman said.
The Supreme Court has also taken suo motu notice of a letter from a Saudi prince, Bandar bin Khalid bin Sultan, about alleged embezzlement in renting the accommodation facilities.
Meanwhile, Religious Affairs Minister Sahibzada Hamid Saeed Kazmi has denied allegations regarding sale of 10,000 stolen Haj forms with the connivance of his staff and allocation of quota to ineligible tour operators.
He said that some pilgrims hiring the services of private tour operators had not received visas because of a delay in the issuance of bar-codes by the Saudi government.