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Saudi Arabia green lights upping Maldives Hajj quota

Nafaahath Ibrahim
20 April 2019, MVT 08:09
Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr Ahmed Zahir. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
20 April 2019, MVT 08:09

Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr Ahmed Zahir on Wednesday revealed that Saudi Arabia has green-lighted increasing Hajj quotes to Maldives.

Currently, the official quota allocated from Saudi to Maldives is 1,000. However, in some cases, an additional 1,000 has been granted.

The ministry distributes the quota among Hajj Corporation and other companies who have been granted permission to take people for the islamic pilgrimage. Islamic

While speaking to local media Mihaaru, the Islamic Minister stated that the President Office itself has been attempting to increase the quota. He added that top officials from the government visited and met state officials of Saudi to discuss the issue.

"The ministry also sent a letter and we have received the green signal that quota will be increased," claimed Minister Zahir.

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