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Saudi warns against excessive haj service charge

Riyadh, May 29, 2014

Saudi Arabia has warned domestic haj service operators against increasing haj service charges, stating that those who charge excessively could be fined up to SR100,000 ($9,998), said a report.
 
It would also include suspension of service for one haj season or more, said the Arab News report.
 
Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar has warned domestic Haj service operators against increasing Haj service charges, adding that companies that impose exorbitant prices would be fined up to SR100,000.
 
"Monitoring panels have noticed that 52 companies have hiked prices during the last haj season," Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar, was quoted as saying.
 
The cases have been transferred to a ministerial committee for punitive action, he said.
 
The new measures taken by the ministry, including early distribution of tents at Mina and Arafat four months ahead of Haj, would contribute to reducing service charges, he added.



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