Haj operators have licenses revoked for committing breaches

Four others had their licenses suspended for one to three years for committing a number of breaches.

The licences of two Haj operators were revoked after they committed a series of violations stipulated in a cabinet resolution regulating Haj and Umrah affairs. The Haj and Umrah Licensing Committee of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowment (Awqaf) accused the operators of issuing unlawful permits and delaying travel procedures of pilgrims at the airport for hours, among other things.

The committee also suspended the licenses of four other Haj operators for one to three years after they were found issuing unauthorised Haj cards and disregarding accommodation requirements for pilgrims. Meanwhile, 20 additional Haj operators were fined for various reasons, and another four were given a final warning for not meeting the quota and signing contracts with pilgrims.


Published: December 25, 2014 04:00 AM