The season of Hajj is upon us and so many people rush to avail the services of private tour operators, and there is always a risk of fraud by fraudulent Hajj tour operators HGOs in Pakistan.
To choke back this problem, the Ministry of Religious Affairs in association with Interfaith Harmony has introduced a new SMS based service to secure the pilgrims from such kind of swindling schemes.
How does it work?
In case you are planning to perform this sacred religious ceremony through a Hajj Group Organizer HGOs, check the reality of the deal by texting the first four digits of HGO’s enrolment number to 833.
After a few minutes, the sender will be receiving the detailed information via SMS including enrollment status of Hajj Group Organizer. The name of HGO’s Cheif Executive, its allocated quota, and address will also send to you.
If you are an old fashioned to some extent and you want to stay away from the SMS service, you can call the Ministry on the following phone numbers: 051-9207519; 051-9205212; 051-9205427.
Also, if you avail yourself of this service online by visiting their site where the Ministry has placed the complete list of the authentic Hajj tour operators
If a person comes across a fake HGO, Ministry wants him to report the tour company to Police, FIA, Director Haji Camp or the Ministry.
Moreover, for any kind of additional assistance, the Hujjaj can call the following numbers:
◆Haji Camp Islamabad: 051- 9247575, 051-9247574, 051- 9247577
◆Haji Camp Karachi: 021- 35688307, 021- 99204761, 021- 99204742
◆Haji Camp Lahore: 042- 99205087, 042- 99205085, 042- 99205088
◆Haji Camp Peshawar: 091- 9217483, 091-9217482
◆Haji Camp Quetta: 081- 9213326, 081- 9213021
◆Haji Camp Multan: 061- 930058