A total of 10 police officers have been selected for Hajj duty through a lucky draw in Islamabad police line headquarters on Monday. The lucky draw included 2,640 applications from all divisions of the Islamabad Police, with ten being chosen. IGP Muhammad Ahsan Younas conducted the lucky draw and announced the winners. The news was also disclosed on ICT Islamabad’s Twitter account.
اسلام آباد پولیس کے 10 خوش نصیب خدام الحجاج کے ناموں کا اعلان قرعہ اندازی کے ذریعے کر دیا گیا۔ خوش نصیب پولیس افسران و جوانوں کو مبارکباد دیتا ہوں۔ آئی جی اسلام آباد محمد احسن یونس
آئی جی اسلام آباد اور دیگر سینئیر افسران کی موجودگی میں قرعہ اندازی پولیس جوانوں نے خود کی۔ pic.twitter.com/TGG4wW4OMX
— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) January 3, 2022
The list includes five principle and five reserve seats, in case of lack of interest of any official the reserve will replace him. The lucky draw selected 10 lucky winners from the Islamabad police and they are definitely amongst the chosen ones. Such incentives improve performance and determination in the police force. The appointed officers will perform the duties of assistance and guidance to Pakistani Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. Many pilgrims face difficulties in performing religious duties in the Holy city due to the language barrier. Arabic is not fluently spoken by many Pakistanis nor are they given proper training to perform Hajj and Umrah.
The act of performing Hajj is one of the holy pillars of Islam and Muslims feel lucky if they get a chance to visit the Holy Kaaba. The appointed police officers will help, guide, and perform security services for the Pakistani pilgrims. Earlier, Hajj was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year a limited number of pilgrims who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to perform Hajj. Last year, only 60,000 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia had performed the Hajj – a mandatory annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah, the holiest city for Muslims. This decision was taken to protect the health and safety of the pilgrims due to the coronavirus pandemic.