Saudi Authorities Slam Over $13,000 on Pilgrims Without Hajj Permit

Published July 25th, 2018 - 09:00 GMT
MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (Shutterstock/File Photo)
MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (Shutterstock/File Photo)

The Passport General Department of Saudi Arabia stated that it is illegal for pilgrims to travel without Haj permits.

Violators will face SRD50,000 (approximately $13,324) and six months imprisonment. Residents breaking the law will face deported, according to Al Madina.



Assistant Commander of the Passport Forces of Haj Administrative Affairs, Major General Nayef Bin Sultan Al-Ruwais called all citizens and residents to follow Hajj rules, adding that the action will be taken against the violators.

During his visit to Makkah on Tuesday, Al-Ruwais checked the committees that are responsible to control and inspect all Haj permits.

"All committees are ready and will have the responsibility to view all violation cases and decide suitable penalty," reports said.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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