No increase in Hajj, Umrah expenses: Qadri

Minister assures provision of best possible facilities to intending pilgrims


APP October 04, 2021
Pir Noorul Haq Qadri. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR:

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noorul Haq Qadri, assuring the provision of best possible facilities to the intending Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, has said the government will not increase expenses this year.

Addressing a ceremony in Peshawar, he said the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the entire world and also affected the holy rituals of Hajj and Umrah. He hoped that this year people will be allowed to perform Hajj and Umrah. He added that the government is in contact with the Saudi government on this matter.

The minister further said that protection of Islamic values is part of our faith and the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would make Pakistan a model Islamic state.

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While addressing a condolence reference held here in the memory of eminent spiritual leader Khawaja Pir Rehmat Karim, he said no law would be framed in Pakistan against Islam and the ideology of Pakistan and that they would make the state of Pakistan a model of Madina State. Hundreds of devotees, including prominent leaders and scholars, attended the moot.

The minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had exercised his right to represent the Pakistani nation not only in the country but also at the international level on the platform of the United Nations.
He maintained that the PM had taken practical steps to stop the desecration of all the prophets and holy figures at the international level.

Qadri also said Pir Rehmat Karim was a great spiritual leader and his philanthropy was ideal. The valuable services rendered by him for the promotion and propagation of Islam would be remembered for long, he added.

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