Professor Mujib urges the authority to resolve Hajj flight chaos and to ease pilgrim’s sufferings
Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 1st August, 2017 expressing deep concern as huge uncertainty has been created centring the visa issuance of 45 thousand Hajj pilgrims and airplane’s flight schedule crisis.
“Like the Hajj pilgrims, we are also deeply worried about the uncertainty, which has been created centring the visa issuance of 45 thousand Hajj pilgrims and airplane’s increasing flight schedule crisis.
Huge uncertainty has been created centring the visa issuance of 45 thousand Hajj pilgrims despite their registration this year. Even Bangladesh Airlines are also experiencing huge schedule crisis. Almost each and every flight is making delay even for 3 to 8 hours. Besides, due to e-visa complications, many pilgrims have failed to complete their process and this is why, Biman Bangladesh became compelled to cancel 7 Hajj flights in last 6 days. Flights are heading towards Jeddah everyday with least number of passengers even than their capacities.
Several days back, flight has departed for Jeddah leaving 78 pilgrims. 26 pilgrims fortunately escaped from a major accident near the departure counter of the airport on 31st July. Hajj pilgrims and their families are passing days amid extreme tension and worries due to government’s failure and other irregularities.
It is the basic duty and obligation of the government to eradicate all the failures and irregularities in order to send the Hajj pilgrims smoothly. I am urging the concerned authorities to discharge these duties properly.”