Pakistan Arranges Compulsory Hajj Training

Muslim pilgrims from all around the world circle around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the Saudi city of Mecca on September 14, 2016.
More than 1.8 million faithful from around the world have been attending the annual pilgrimage which officially ends on September 15. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

Islamabad, 25 Sha’ban 1438/22 May 2017 (MINA) – Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pakistan has been continuing its compulsory training for Hajj 2017.

According to ministry sources, the pilgrims are getting one day training held at tehsil level in all districts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Samaa Channel reported on Sunday.

The training which started from May 16, will continue till May 25 at different designated places. The intending Hujjaj are undergoing training at Haji complexes and government and private buildings. The training programme for some of the districts will be held after Ramadan.

The ministry has already despatched intimation letters to the successful Hajj applicants. The ministry requested the successful applicants to attend compulsory Hajj training as per schedule.

The complete training schedule could be seen at the website of the ministry. Meanwhile, the ministry has introduced a phone app which will provide information about matters related to Hajj.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will make necessary arrangements to provide health services and take proper care of intending pilgrims this year.

According to sources, the ministry will depute medical staff and  assistants who will guide the pilgrims through the rituals of the Hajj.

The 540 members of medical staff will be deputed in Saudi Arabia on basis of laid down criteria. One doctor along with two paramedics will be sent for every 1000 pilgrims. The medical officers and staff will be drawn from Pakistan Armed Forces and Federal and Provincial Health Services Departments.

Assistants to help out pilgrims will be nominated from Federal Ministries, Departments, Provincial Governments, Police, Civil Defence, Scouts and other public sector organizations.

All categories of Welfare Staff deputed in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would not be allowed to stay for more than 45 days with the possibility of revision of up to 60 days or more as per requirement. (RS2/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)