New Hajj Policy recommends quashing of subsidy, sending pilgrim by ships

A central government appointed panel has recommended abolishing Hajj subsidy as part its new draft billed as Haj Policy 2018-22. It said, “It is advisable that the existing reduction plan (phasing out of subsidy) be followed.” Headed by  former secretary Afzal Amanullah, the committee also recommended allowing women pilgrims above 45 years to travel in a … Read more