Mukherjee Promises Haj Pilgrims More Facilities

April 3, 2008

Author: Nilofar Suhrawardy

Source: Arab News

Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said yesterday the government would make arrangements to ensure that Haj pilgrims do not face any problems this year.

Speaking at the All India Haj Conference, Mukherjee said, “I can assure you that whatever shortcomings have been pointed out by you will be addressed. We will try to improve the situation.” The minister was referring to problems faced last year by Indian pilgrims due to last minute re-scheduling of flights and poor accommodation facilities.

Taking note of complaints concerning inadequate facilities and other problems faced by pilgrims last year, Mukherjee admitted, “Sometimes it is not possible to provide best facilities to Haj pilgrims.”