The Federal Ministry of Spiritual Affairs and Interfaith Concord issued a public alert after taking discover of complaints that some non-public Hajj tour operators are garnering cash from intending pilgrims.
The ministry warned that it has not authorised any people, banks, hajj group organisers (HGOs) or brokers to obtain hajj functions and acquire cash on behalf of the ministry.
In its public alert discover, the spiritual ministry urged the lots to watch out of fraudsters, who’re deceiving others within the identify of Hajj. Nevertheless, any such individual will face penalties as they’re working illegally, it asserted.
“Individuals are suggested by no means handy their passport and cash to any particular person or tour operator till the Hajj Coverage 2022 is introduced and revealed on the ministry’s web site, in newspapers and digital media. They’re allowed to submit their functions solely after the ministry authorises banks and personal tour operators to obtain Hajj functions,” the letter acknowledged.
The letter urged individuals to lodge their complaints on the ministry’s hajj helpline numbers 051-9205696; 051-9206980-82 in opposition to the HGOs, people in case they insist on accumulating cash and Hajj functions.