Hajj 2019: Govt. to tighten noose around private tour operators

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Ministry is planning to tighten noose against Private Tour Operators (PTO). The last date to apply online is January 20. There will be no further extension. If the applications are not submitted by the PTOs before the deadline, the remaining seats will be given to Hajj Committee.

According to reliable sources, Minority affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi received information that some mafias are working behind the PTOs. They submit applications with different names and mount pressure on ministry. Hence Mr Naqvi has planned to take action against such PTOs.

Two PTOs were blacklisted last year; similarly, several PTOs are likely to be blacklisted this year as well. Mr Naqvi also told that action will be taken against PTOs which try to charge extra or trouble Hajj aspirants.

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Rasia Hashmi

Rasia Hashmi, a resident of Hyderabad, holds a Masters of Communication and Journalism, an MPhil in Social Exculsion and Inclusive Policy and PhD in Women Studies. She has 23 years of experience in the field of journalism.
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