'No irregularities in Hajj management this year' | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, December 09, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, December 09, 2009

'No irregularities in Hajj management this year'

Bangladeshi pilgrims performed their Hajj safely this year compared to any time in the past as the government 'successfully' carried out Hajj operations, secretaries of religious affairs and civil aviation ministries claimed yesterday.
They said success in the Hajj management came because of the 'coordinated efforts and intensive monitoring' by the government authorities concerned.
Some small mistakes and irregularities might have occurred in Hajj operations and appointment of Hajj guides, the secretaries said, adding that action would be taken against those responsible for.
“Irregularities and mismanagement are common phenomena in performing Hajj. But no such mismanagement and sufferings occurred this year while Bangladeshi pilgrims were performing their Hajj,” said Abdur Rob Howlader, religious affairs secretary, at a press briefing.
The ministries of religious affairs and civil aviation jointly organised the press briefing at the conference room of Press Information Department in the city.
Civil Aviation Secretary-in-Charge Shafique Alam Mehdi said the hajj pilgrims had to suffer in both going to and coming from Saudi Arabia due to mismanagement in Hajj flight operations, which according to him, did not happen this year.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to offer shokrana munajat at all mosques across the country tomorrow for expressing gratitude to the almighty Allah on successful performance of hajj by Bangladeshi pilgrims, reports UNB.
As part of the decision, shokrana doa and milad mahfil will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on the day, said an Islamic Foundation release.
Replying to a question, Howlader said some 58 to 62 non-ballottee pilgrims could not perform Hajj due to their flaws, as they did not pay their required full money.

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