Noor ul Haq Qadri, the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs has informed all on Saturday that any decision about Hajj 2020 would be taken by the mid of Ramazan, as per the reports of local media.
The minister also said that they are in constantly in contact with the Hajj authorities of Saudi Arabia about the matter. He further added that presently they had restricted them from signing any contracts for the Hajj arrangements.
The minister also said that the government of Saudi Arabia was taking an analysis of the situation closely amid the coronavirus epidemic. He also said that they have got various options for permitting the Hajj 2020 proceedings this year.
While talking about the details pertaining to the opions, the minister said that only the ones residing in Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf region could perform the Hajj while the quota for the other countries could be decreased to 10 per cent only.
He futher mentioned that the government of Saudi Arabia would take any decision on the matter after doing consultation with the government of Pakistan.
The minister also said that the holy pilgrimage of Hajj has remained suspended totally or partially for forty times in the Islamic history. He said that he feel that it could be performed if the present situation gets better.
It is important to mention that the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has extended the deadline for the medical certificates submission for the pilgrims that are registered under the Hajj scheme of the government.
The Hajj pilgrims would be provided the chance of submitting their medical certificates in the banks until the 30th of this year. The extension was made after the present lockdown situation has been impsoed in the country owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
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