KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has sought a relief package for religious tour operators engaged in Hajj, Umrah & Iran-Iraq Ziyarat operations.

In a letter, President FPCCI Mian Anjum Nisar informed Prime Minister that Covid-19 had affected religious tour operators very badly, as they were the first ones to go out of operations and would be the last one to resume their respective operations.

He further informed that suspension of Hajj 2020 operations from Pakistan was the worst blow for Hajj Group Organizers (HGOs) while missing Ramadan Umrah season affected even the smallest religious tour operator.

Condition of operators engaged in Iran & Iraq religious tours was no different, he added.

FPCCI sought tax relief, easy loans, allotment of Hajj quota for five years and release of Hujjaj Compensation Fund (HCF) to its contributors to combat post Covid-19 financial constraints.