LAHORE, Jul 30 (APP):Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noorul Haq said the government has made best arrangements for Hajj pilgrims despite financial constraints.

Talking to media during visit of Haji Camp here on Tuesday, the Minister said that Hajj operation was ongoing successfully and over 140,000 pilgrims have reached holy cities Makkah and Madina so far. Under the ‘Road to Makkah Project’ about 23,000 pilgrims will join Hajj from Islamabad airport this year, he added. Under this programme, process of immigration of hujjaj is being completed at Islamabad airport and there is no need of further immigration in Saudi Arabia again.

The Minister urged the media to counter the negative propaganda against government Hajj operation services for the sake of protecting the sanctity of this sacred religious obligation. He said that government was making all out effortsto further improve the standards of facilities for the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.