Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with pilgrims (file photo)
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate this year’s Hajj program tomorrow Friday (May 19). The Prime Minister will announce the inauguration of the Hajj program by visiting the capital’s Ashkona Hajj camp.
Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Hajj Division). Motiul Islam confirmed this information to the journalists.
He said, Haj pilgrims will be there, media workers will be there. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will come and inaugurate the Hajj program. Last year he inaugurated the Hajj program virtually, this time he will be in person. The Prime Minister will also interact with one or two pilgrims.
The Additional Secretary also said that the first Hajj flight will go to Saudi Arabia at 3:30 p.m. on May 20.
The Ministry of Religion has informed that the overall preparation of the Haj camp and other activities related to Haj have been completed.
The Holy Hajj will be held on June 27 (9th Zilhaj) this year subject to moon sighting. According to the Hajj agreement with Saudi Arabia, 127 thousand 198 people from Bangladesh will be able to perform Hajj this time. Out of this, 15 thousand people will get opportunity to perform Hajj under government management and remaining 112 thousand 198 people under private management. Pilgrim registration has already been completed. However, due to the high cost of Hajj, the quota could not be fully filled.
It should be noted that the quota of 3,500 Hajj pilgrims from Bangladesh will be empty this year and will be returned to Saudi Arabia. Faridul Haque Khan.
Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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