Islamic Minister to head 1402 Hajj pilgrims

The Maldives Hajj pilgrims will be headed by Islamic Minister Dr Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari this year.

The Ministry said that Dr Bari would depart for Saudi Arabia on November 9. Dr Bari also travelled with the pilgrims last year.

Eight groups are taking 1402 pilgrims to Mecca this year, compared to 1142 last year.