ISLAMABAD (APP) - International passport has been made mandatory for Pakistani citizens intending to perform Haj, without which no name would be included in the draw. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Hamid Saeed Kazmi said this during a meeting with Saudi Minister for Haj Dr Fawad Abdul Salam Al Farsi, said a press release reaching here from Jeddah Thursday. The meeting decided that according to the new Haj Policy, performance of Haj would be allowed only on international passports without which no application would be entertained for the forthcoming Haj. Talking to Saudi Minister for Haj, Kazmi appreciated the role of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz who has devoted himself for the services to Hujaj. The minister said that launching of railway would facilitate the Hujaj for easily moving in and around sacred places (Mashair-Muqaddasa). He requested Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the enhancement of quota for 165,000 to 170,000 for the forthcoming Haj. The Saudi Minister said the welfare of Hujaj was the prime concern of this meeting and Pakistan being a 'friend and brother was invited first to discuss these arrangements. With the magnitude of relationship and affinity both the countries enjoy, we keep Pakistan in high esteem, he added. Both sides discussed the performance of tour operators, issues of passport, haj flights to Madina Munawarrah, movement of Hujaj and the clearance procedure. It was decided that the deputies and incharge officers of various Wings of Saudi Haj Ministry would be available to the Pak Haj Mission for working out the modalities for the execution of Haj Plan. Secretary Religious Affairs Agha Sarwar Raza Qazalbash, Acting Ambassador Sarfraz A Khanzada, Director General Haj Shahid Khan, Director Haj Behrullah Hazarvi and number of Saudi Deputy Ministers and senior ministry officials attended the meeting.