Minister Dilip Kamble says Pune cannot become smart city without Haj House

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Pune: Maharashtra Minister of State for Social  Justice and  Welfare Dilip  Kamble on Sunday said that Pune  cannot be made  smart city without having a state of the art Haj  House for the muslim community. Kamble was speaking to  Punekar  News  after he delivered his presidential address at the  Haj pilgrims felicitation function organized at the assembly hall of Azam Campus.

Kamble in his  address said that his government was committed for supporting the cause of muslim welfare and educational empowerment. “ We have taken a landmark decision where Pune Hajj goers will directly fly to Saudi Arabia from Lohegaon Airport from next. The CM  has cleared the proposal and all the necessary formalities have been completed ,” he added.


The function was organized by Khuddam E Hujjaj, a city based social organization engaged in serving and training the pilgrims for the past three decades under the leadership of its  founder Sayyad  Riyaz Qazi, who is also a member of Maharashtra State Haj Committee.

Maharashtra State Haj Committee Chairman Shaikh Ibrahim ( Bhaijan )  demanded an early completion of the construction of a state of the art Haj house and said that he would take constant follow up with the government for the issue.

More than five hundred Haj  pilgrims including women attended the workshop along with others comprising former standing committee chairman Arvind Shinde,  Nuruddin Somji, S A Inamdar, Azim Gudakuwala, Ishaque Chawiwala, Bhaijaan Qazi, Advocate Saleem Shaikh, Ghulam Haider Sufi.

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