LHC reserves judgment on govt hajj policy 2011

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday reserved the judgment on petitions filed by private tour operators challenging the governments Hajj Policy, 2011. LHC chief justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry said the court cannot decide the matter in the case of an agreement with Saudi Arabia and also ordered that the agreement with Saudi Arabia should be presented in the court if there was any in this regard. He also said that the court could not decide the matter if Saudi Arabia was involved in the agreement and reserved the judgment. During the previous hearing the LHC had issued a stay order against enforcement of Hajj and Umrah Policy, 2011 and had sought replies from the provincial and federal governments until June 6.

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