‘Kuwait Hajj Car­a­van com­mit­ted to pro­vide pil­grims best ser­vices’

‘Awqaf’ eyes mech­a­nism to re­duce prices in next sea­son

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Min­is­ter of Jus­tice, Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs Dr Fa­had Al-Af­fasi has af­firmed that Kuwait Hajj Car­a­van re­mains com­mit­ted in pro­vid­ing the best ser­vices to pil­grims, re­ports Al-Qabas daily.

In his in­ter­view with the daily, Al-Af­fasi un­veiled the Min­istry of Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs’ plan to im­ple­ment a mech­a­nism in the next pil­grim­age sea­son to re­duce prices and al­low those with lim­ited in­come to per­form their re­li­gious duty.

He warned that sanc­tions will be im­posed on any Hajj car­a­van proven to have vi­o­lated reg­u­la­tions and it will be obliged to re­fund the money paid by pil­grims who are not sat­is­fied with the ser­vices.

He dis­closed the regis­tra­tion of pil­grims and the is­suance of elec­tronic per­mits are pro­ceed­ing ac­cord­ing to the reg­u­la­tions and in co­or­di­na­tion with Saudi au­thor­i­ties.

Al- Af­fasi

He added the Hajj Af­fairs Bureau laid down a com­pre­hen­sive plan to fully pre­pare for the pil­grim­age sea­son, call­ing on all pil­grims to reg­is­ter only with ac­cred­ited Hajj car­a­vans to avoid prob­lems.

In an­other devel­op­ment, AlRai daily has re­ported that the Min­istry of Hajj Af­fairs in Saudi Ara­bia re­jected the re­quest of Al-Af­fasi to trans­fer hun­dreds of Hajj per­mits granted to Kuwait from the share of Hajj Af­fairs Bureau as it is against the reg­u­la­tions.

A source from the min­istry ex­plained the Pil­grims Ser­vices Bureau has the nec­es­sary tech­ni­cal spe­cial­iza­tions and if the Kuwaiti car­a­vans do not want to ask for as­sis­tance from the bureau, they will be can­celed. The source pointed out that the 250 mem­bers of the Hajj Af­fairs Bureau are enough to pro­vide med­i­cal and ex­ec­u­tive ser­vices to Kuwaiti pil­grims.

More­over, Head of Kuwaiti Hajj Car­a­vans Ah­mad AlDowaihi said Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs Min­istry Un­der­sec­re­tary Fa­reed Emadi promised to quickly ad­dress the prob­lem of space for Kuwaiti pil­grims; es­pe­cially since the Cus­to­dian of the Two Holy Mosques granted 1,000 Hajj visas for Be­douns this year.

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