Good news for Pakistani Hajj pilgrims
On Monday, Caretaker Minister for Interior Sarfaz Bugti clarified that the government was not under any pressure to expel illegal foreign nationals.
During a press conference held while briefing the cabinet meeting, he reiterated the government's stance on addressing the issue of illegal individuals involved in business activities. Bugti stressed the enforcement of strict legal measures against those conducting business with illegal immigrants or renting out homes, citing their prosecution under the Foreign Act.
In another development, Caretaker Minister for Information Murtaza Solangi announced that the cabinet had granted permission for private airline Fly Jinnah to operate international flights. This decision will enable the airline to establish international routes connecting various destinations, including Afghanistan, Malaysia, the UAE, and other countries.
Additionally, the Federal Cabinet approved the Hajj Policy for 2024, with 179,210 Pakistanis set to perform Hajj next year. Notably, women will now be allowed to perform Hajj without a male guardian under Saudi Arabia's permission.