The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that Pakistan’s Hajj policy was framed in the light of the Hajj policy of Saudi Arabia.
The counsel for the federal government, Babar Awan while arguing before the four-member bench against the j
udgment of the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Hajj Policy, 2010, said it was the decision of the Saudi Kingdom to decide about the allotment of the quota to the tour operators.
Awan said that around 726 Hajj
tour operators had applied out of which the government sent the application of 700 tour operators to the Saudi government, which approved only 650 applications.
The tour operator’s, counsel Akram Sheikh, said a 95 percent policy was being implemented and steps had been taken and if the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Lahore High Court on the Hajj Policy, more than 90,000 pilgrims would suffer. The question was
whether the petition could be heard without telling the attorney general for Pakistan.