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Saudi Arabia to fix the price of Haj services

Move is designed to “drastically” reduce exploitation of Muslim pilgrims

Saudi Arabia to fix the price of Haj services
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Haj has said it will fix the prices of Haj services in a bid to prevent exploitation of Muslim pilgrims.

The price controls would include food, accommodation and transport, undersecretary for Haj Affairs Hussein Al Sharif said, according to Arab News.

Companies offering Haj services would be graded in one of three categories based on the quality of serviced offered.

"The move aims to end the exploitation of pilgrims by Haj service providers," Al Sharif was quoted as saying.

This would see "a drastic fall" in complaints of overcharging, he said.

The controls would apply for both domestic and international pilgrims.

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Mohammed Abubaker 5 years ago

Really felt happy to read this post. The current charges are exorbitant.