56585 people going for Hajj from Bangladesh: State Minister...

56585 people going for Hajj from Bangladesh: State Minister

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:00 PM, 3 June 2022   Updated: 07:50 PM, 3 June 2022

State Minister of Religious Affairs Md. Faridul Haque Khan addressed an inaugural function of Hajj activities at Ashkona Hajj Camp in the capital on Friday; Photo: Collected

State Minister of Religious Affairs Md. Faridul Haque Khan addressed an inaugural function of Hajj activities at Ashkona Hajj Camp in the capital on Friday; Photo: Collected

This year, 56,585 people are going for Hajj from Bangladesh, said the State Minister of Religious Affairs Md. Faridul Haque Khan.

He made the remarks at the inaugural function of Hajj activities at Ashkona Hajj Camp in the capital on Friday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Hajj program at this time.

The State Minister of Religious Affairs said the first flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 419 Hajj pilgrims will leave Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on Sunday (June 5) morning. This time, 56,585 people are able to take part in Hajj from Bangladesh.

Md. Faridul Haque Khan said no country in the world has been able to take part in Hajj for the last two years due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Due to the improvement in the situation, a limited number of passengers are able to take part in the Hajj this year. I am thankful to Allah for this.

He further said that a large number of Hajj pilgrims in Bangladesh perform Hajj through the Hajj agencies approved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Private agencies are also following our instructions. We are conducting Hajj activities under the direct supervision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and with utmost importance. 

The improvement in Hajj activities in the last 13 years has been praised at home and abroad. We are conducting Hajj activities as per the Hajj Management Act 2021, State Minister of Religious Affairs Md. Faridul Haque Khan added. 

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Dhaka Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan, persons engaged in conducting Hajj and 200 Hajj pilgrims.

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