ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs has started making residential and transport arrangements for the Hajj pilgrims and asked Saudi companies to submit their offers in this regard.
According to the conditions set by the ministry, the middlemen cannot offer tenders for the provision of residence, transport and food for the pilgrims. The model of the vehicles should be between 2015 and 2019, while the residential buildings should have at least two lifts, internet and Wi-Fi service.
The ministry has invited offers from Saudi companies for the arrangements. It clarified that only companies or their authorised representatives can apply for arranging provisions for Pakistani pilgrims in Makkah and Madina.
The ministry said that the companies should send their offers for making arrangements for Pakistani pilgrims in Makkah to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah by December 17, while December 19 is the last date for submitting the offers for Madina.