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Special trackers to be attached to all Hajj Pilgrims 2016

MANSEHRA: Pakistan intents to keep track of all its Hajj pilgrims by fitting them with ornaments or bracelets that can observe their actions and guarantee that they don’t go lost in the episode of a stampede.

The strategy was strained up in the wake of a thread of disasters throughout Hajj-2015, which left people probing for their near and dear ones.

Each pilgrim will be tracked and accounted for,” Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Yusuf told reporters on Monday. After long deliberations, the government decided to issue the devices for protecting Pakistani pilgrims from getting lost during accidents.

The trackers will be tied to a centrally controlled monitoring system operational rotund the clock in both the cities of Saudi Arabia, he clarified.

About frequent complaints regarding residential complications for pilgrims, Sardar Yusuf said that it had been decided that all Pakistani pilgrims would have their dwellings within 500 meters of the holy places in Makkah and Medina.

Rendering to a new government policy, 10 per cent the quota of private tour operators for Hajj as it proclaimed its Hajj policy for 2016.

Rendering to the strategy, the government will flinch accommodating Hajj applications from April 4, whereas the concluding polling will be held on April 17. The pilgrimage is predictable to start in September.

 “April has started and the ministry has yet to send the final draft to the prime minister for final approval,” remarked committee chairman Senator Hafiz Hamdullah.

The rule, the closing draft of which will be sent to the cabinet for endorsement next week, additional summaries flights using three native and one world-wide carrier counting Pakistan International Airlines, Shaheen Air, Airblue and Saudi Arabian Airlines. Flights will be operated from Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Sukkur