Hajj 2018: Police to send pilgrim assistants

Volunteers will assist Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia


Our Correspondent December 15, 2017
A pilgrim prays on the first day Hajj in Arafat, Saudi Arabia. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Punjab Police are going to depute 75 police officials between BPS seven and 17 to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony to serve as volunteers or “Moavineen-e-Hujjaj’ for Hajj 2018.

In this regard, Inspector General of Punjab Police Arif Nawaz Khan has written a letter titled, “Nomination as member Moavineen-e-Hujjaj for Hujj-2018” to all additional IGs, capital city police officers, all regional police officers, DIG Police T&T, traffic and Elite Police Force, Lahore, commandants, PC Farooqabad, PC Sihala and EPTS Lahore and all CPOs and DPOs of Punjab.

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The letter asked the officers concerned to send recommendations of the officers/officials, who want to volunteer and serve as Moavineen-e-Hajj during the Hajj 2018. The recommendations would be sent on a prescribed form along with required documents from their respective units/regions.

The IGP asked the officers to send the applications by December 20. It further said the applications of under training officers/officials may not be furnished to this office.

Earlier, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony had written a letter to Chief Secretary Punjab and IGP Punjab on December 7.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2017.

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