10 ex­pats in each Kuwaiti Hajj cam­paign

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

Awqaf Min­istry As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Tech­ni­cal Co­or­di­na­tion, Foreign Re­la­tions and Hajj Kha­laf Al-Othaina an­nounced sev­eral new mech­a­nisms that will be ap­plied for this sea­son’s hajj, most no­tably al­low­ing early reg­is­tra­tion for cam­paigns and fi­nal­iz­ing con­tracts of the Kuwait hajj mis­sion. He said the min­istry is re­view­ing prices of hajj cam­paigns and com­par­ing them with the ser­vices of each cam­paign. He added that 275 needy and lim­ited-in­come pil­grims will ben­e­fit from a low-cost pil­grim­age this sea­son through Zakat House. He said the min­istry is mon­i­tor­ing un­of­fi­cial cam­paigns, and the hajj affairs of­fice has been given ju­di­cial pow­ers to re­fer un­li­censed cam­paigns to con­cerned au­thor­i­ties. He said that 10 ex­pats will be al­lowed in each Kuwaiti cam­paign, and they have been asked to stay away from any po­lit­i­cal gath­er­ings in the holy lands.

Eco­nomic de­ci­sions

Com­merce and In­dus­try Min­is­ter and Act­ing State Min­is­ter for Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Roud­han said the cur­rent sum­mer pe­riod is void of par­lia­men­tary ses­sions and is an op­por­tu­nity to notch up sev­eral achieve­ments. “We can go to the next term with sev­eral eco­nomic de­ci­sions and leg­is­la­tions that ben­e­fit the coun­try,” he said. He said that all em­ploy­ees are back at work fol­low­ing the Eid break.

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