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Hajj app launched to facilitate pilgrims


Caretaker Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Aneeq Ahmed, announced the launch of a new app designed to facilitate Hajj pilgrims during his visit to the New Haji Camp.

During his visit to New Haji Camp, Aneeq, while speaking with media representatives, unveiled an innovative app designed to assist pilgrims throughout their Hajj journey in Saudi Arabia. He elaborated that the app would provide comprehensive guidance from the Hajj flight to accommodation details, alongside offering instructional videos for pilgrim training.

Aneeq disclosed plans to provide each pilgrim with a distinctive single-colored QR code suitcase to facilitate easy identification of their belongings. Additionally, every pilgrim would receive a complimentary mobile SIM card from a Saudi company, equipped with 180 minutes for international calls.

Highlighting the efforts of the Caretaker government, Aneeq announced a reduction of Rs0.1 million in the price of the official Hajj package.

Regarding the renovation of the New Haji Camp building, the Minister informed that extensive refurbishments had been undertaken, including the establishment of a vaccination center specifically catering to Hajj pilgrims.

He mentioned the successful organization of the ‘Interfaith Harmony Conference’ by the Federal Ministry of Religious Affairs, with participation from ambassadors representing 30 countries.

Furthermore, Aneeq detailed the Interfaith Harmony Dialogues held at various educational institutions, including the University of Karachi, NED University, and Iqra University campuses in Karachi and Islamabad. Notably, discussions were also conducted at St. Patrick’s Church, featuring scholars from Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Parsi, and Jain communities, aiming to promote a message of universal humanity.

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