Karachi: Caretaker Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Aneeq Ahmed has announced ongoing negotiations with airline companies aimed at reducing airfare costs for Hajj pilgrims. This announcement was made during a program organized by the Karachi Business Forum. The minister's initiative is part of a broader effort to support the religious journey of thousands of Pakistani Muslims.
According to Radio Pakistan, approximately 90,000 pilgrims are expected to undertake the Hajj this year. In a significant move to assist these pilgrims, the government plans to provide them with free SIM cards, complete with internet packages. This initiative is aligned with the government's objective to facilitate a more connected and digital experience for the pilgrims.
In addition to technological support, the minister also mentioned a unique initiative focused on female pilgrims. The government intends to provide abayas with a Pakistani flag on the backside of the headpiece for female Hajjaj. This gesture is not only a nod to national identity but also aims to enhance the visibility and safety of Pakistani pilgrims during their religious journey.