NA: (Private Hajj operators bound to provide best facilities to Hujjaj: NA told)

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that that private Hajj operator were bound to provide facilities to the intending pilgrims according to the agreement.

Responding to a call attention notice moved by Naeema Kishwar Khan and others regarding non-provision of the necessary facilities to Hujjaj by the Private Hajj Tour Operators, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yusuf told the House that the Ministry during the last two years has taken action against a number of private Hajj operators including fine and lowering of quota.

He said compensation has also been provided to the affected Hujjaj. He said a special monitoring team also visits Saudi Arabia during Hajj to check the performance of private Hajj operators. He said the intending pilgrims under government Hajj scheme this year will have to pay around two hundred sixty-two thousand rupees.

Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani introduced before the House “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015″. The chair referred the bill to the Standing Committee concerned for further deliberation. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak presented before the House “The Right to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2015″. It was also referred to the committee concerned for deliberation.