Pilgrims stuck at Jordanian-Saudi border safely return home

Jordan

Published: 2019-01-18 12:42

Last Updated: 2019-01-18 13:37


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The Minister of Awqaf Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, Abdelnasser Abu al-Basal said on Friday, 18 January, that the ministry will be taking legal action against the travel agency who organised a Umrah trip for a group of Jordanian citizens this week, after they complained that they had been stuck at the Jordanian-Saudi border since midday Thursday.

The company was found guilty of transporting the pilgrims in unlicensed busses, which included using the wrong model busses.

The pilgrims were returned home by Jordanian authorities.

Later on today, the ministry will hold an emergency meeting to look into the incident and the type of legal action that should be taken against the travel agency.

The ministry said that it will also approach the Public Security Directorate (PSD) so they could collaborate together in the future, by getting patrol cars to ensure that every pilgrimage bus is licensed.