64 Hajj agencies lose license over irregularities

Published:Thursday, 01 Mar 2018 02:03

64 Hajj agencies lose license over irregularities

64 Hajj agencies have lost their licenses, and have been fined for engaging in various irregularities during the Hajj of 2017.

17 agencies have also been suspended until further notice, and various punitive measures have been taken against another 112 agencies.

The Religious Affairs minister made the announcement at a press briefing in the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Thursday afternoon.

He also spoke about Hajj policies and packages that were approved in the cabinet for this year.

The minister further revealed that 49 agencies have been fined and warned, and another 12 agencies received only warnings.

A total of 51 Hajj agencies have been relieved of their authorization to send Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

According to the press brief, a total of 127,198 pilgrims are set to perform Hajj this year.