10 expats in each Kuwaiti Hajj campaign
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.
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.