PRESS   RELEASE

            It is to inform the people in general and intending Haj Pilgrims in particular that every year, the Islamic Calendar moves ten days ahead of Gregorian calendar. Accordingly, the Action Plan for every Haj is prepared. For the convenience of intending Haj Pilgrims, one and half month’s time was given to the applicants for Haj-2012 commencing from 1.3.2012 to 16.04.2012. On popular demand, last date was extended by ten(10) days for submission of the application forms by the applicants for Haj-2012.

            Haj is a time bound activity. Any further extension of last date disturbs the entire Haj Action Plan. Delay in selecting the pilgrims will have bad effects on :

       1.         The training, orientation of Hajis,
       2.         Accommodation hiring in Makkah Mukarramah,
       3.         Finalizing the Embarkation point wise pilgrims travelling for Haj,
       4.         Selecting the airlines
       5.         Visa formalities

In view of the above it is decided not to extend the last date.  The last date remains 25.04.2012.”

Sd/-
                                                                                                     (Dr. S. Shakir Hussain)
                                                                                                                                   IRS.,
                                                                                                      Chief Executive Officer.