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2,415 more Bangladeshis can perform hajj this year

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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Some 2,415 more Bangladeshis will be able to perform holy hajj this year as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has increased the hajj quota for Bangladesh.

Of them, 115 will perform hajj under government management while 2,300 under private arrangement, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Anwar Hossain told the Daily Sun on Thursday.

Earlier, the KSA government informed that some 57,585 pilgrims from Bangladesh -- 4,000 under the government arrangement and 53,585 through private agencies -- would be able to perform hajj this year. According to that decision, the Bangladesh government has arranged everything.

With the latest development, 4,115 pilgrims are going to Saudi Arabia under the government arrangement and 55,885 through private agencies.

This year’s hajj management has been made easier and more technology-based under the ‘Road to Makkah’ initiative.

Dedicated flights are being arranged for pilgrims while their immigration formalities are being completed in Dhaka.

Hajj, a ritual must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, is likely to be held on July 8 depending on the sighting of the moon.