Hyderabad: After Govt. of India issued instructions inviting the attention of State Haj Committees for making appropriate security arrangements, the decision to accommodate AP Haj pilgrims in private hotels has been withdrawn by AP Haj committee. Now, AP Haj pilgrims will stay in Haj House and from there they will go to the airport.
Sharing of expenses for Haj camp arrangements has been amicably settled by both the Haj Committees. AP Haj Committee agreed to share the expenses proportionately. It will release Rs. 30 lakh as advance.
The meeting of the officials of both the Haj Committees was held in Secretariat yesterday. Present in the meeting were Mr. Syed Omer Jaleel, IAS, Secretary, Dept. of Minorities Welfare, Prof. SA Shukoor, Special Officer, Telangana Haj Committee, Mr. A.K. Khan, IPS (Rtd.), Advisor to Govt. on Minority Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Shareef, TDP MLC of A.P. and Mr. Liyakhat Ali Executive Officer of A.P. Haj Committee.
It is reported that in view of the instructions issued by Govt. of India for making security arrangements, Mr. A.K. Khan advised the officials of A.P. Haj Committee to withdraw the decision to accommodate its pilgrims in private hotels.
The expenses on Haj camp arrangements will be shared proportionally according to the number of Haj pilgrims.
It may be mentioned that Haj camp will start at Haj House, Nampally on 11th August. The flights of Haj pilgrims will start on 13th August. Haj pilgrims of Telangana will fly during the first 5 days whereas during the remaining period, up to 24th August, the Haj pilgrims of A.P. and Karnataka will fly.
Haj pilgrims travelling by Saudi Airlines will wear Ahram and go to Jeddah.