Published:  12:40 PM, 13 August 2017

Writ seeks probe body formation over hajj flight mismanagement

A writ petition was filed with the High Court (HC) seeking its order to form a probe body to find out the reasons behind the mismanagement of hajj flights operated by Bangladesh Biman.

HC lawyer advocate Munjil Morshed filed the public interest litigation writ petition making five government officials, including the secretaries of Religious Affairs Ministry, Foreign Affairs Ministry and Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, defendants.

The writ also sought a court directive to solve the visa crisis within 48 hours through communicating with the Saudi Arabia embassy in Dhaka.

So far, around 5,000 hajj pilgrims have failed to fly to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj this year following cancellations of 21 hajj flights of Bangladesh Biman due to shortage of passengers triggered by visa complexities.

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