Over 200 government officials to perform hajj free of cost
*ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has sought clarification from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony about the report published in different news sections claiming that 200 government officials will be performing Hajj this year on public exchequer. *
A list of 200 officials/officers from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has been finalised by the Government of Pakistan for the upcoming Hajj, it emerged.
The list includes names of brother and friend of Federal Minister Mufti Abdul Shakoor Shah, sources added. The minister himself will also be performing Hajj this year.
The list includes 35 members from federal minister’s office including five drivers, four gunmen, one cook and 11 personal secretaries and assistants.
The Shehbaz government announced the Hajj-2022package, putting the expenses during the holy journey to more than Rs850,000.