Muscat: Haj licences were not issued for 1,181 pilgrims by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs due to the failure of applicants to provide all data required by the ministry, according to the official account of the ministry at social media.
The ministry had warned approved pilgrims to complete all data and register through the approved Haj website.www.hajj.com for selecting their Haj organising campaigns, or their licences would not be issued.
Further, the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs has replaced the dropped names with 1,181 new names, including 224 females.
The ministry announced that among the 18,587 who applied for this year’s Haj, only 9,081 were approved.
The ministry announced earlier that 2,346 pilgrims did not specify their travelling mode yet, and called upon them to update the ministry.
The ministry stated that 3,034 pilgrims will travel over land for the Haj, while 4,522 will travel by air. The ministry has called upon pilgrims who have been contacted by the ministry for approval to register their campaigns through the approved website hajj.com.
The ministry warned that any other way to register campaigns will be not accepted.