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Action on hajj agencies fail to send pilgrims

The government will take legal action against the hajj agencies, those would fail sending pilgrims to hajj even after receiving visas, an official release said here today.

“All the hajj agencies have been instructed to confirm air tickets for all hajj pilgrims who got visas,” it said, reports BSS.

Otherwise, legal action would be taken against those hajj agencies which would fail to send the pilgrims to hajj even after getting visas.

In addition to this, each Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims will also have to pay 700 riyals who would use the VIP terminal at Jeddah International Airport, said the release.

All hajj pilgrims have been requested to take preparations to wait for long at Jeddah Airport, the release said.

Some 1, 27,198 pilgrims from Bangladesh are set to perform this year’s Hajj. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will carry 63,599, the half of the total Hajj pilgrims and rest of the half will be carried by Saudi Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia.

The Biman’s post Hajj flight will start on September 6 and end on October 5.

The national flag carrier will operate 177 pre-Hajj flights, 144 dedicated and 33 scheduled and 169 post Hajj-flights, 139 dedicated and 30 scheduled.

Hajj may be held on Sept 1 this year, according to the sighting of the moon.

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