ISLAMABAD - After receiving numerous complaints of irregularities and corruption during the current Haj operation, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has constituted a six-member 'Complaint Disposal Committee to probe into the complaints, TheNation has learnt reliably. The sources informed 'TheNation that the said committee headed by Joint Secretary Haj Aftab ul Islam Raja registered scores of complaints of the Pakistani pilgrims against the misconduct of Haj operators within the country as well as abroad. They said that a company operating by a retired army officer got quota of 61 pilgrims from the said Ministry but he did not submit even a single case within due date to the relevant department of the Ministry for necessary process despite receiving the required amount. However, the Ministry did not initiate any inquiry against the influential retired officer, sources added. JS Haj Aftab ul Islam Raja, when contacted, confirmed that lax attitude on part of some organisers caused inconvenience to the pilgrims, adding that strict action would be taken against such companies. He said that there were 591 companies registered with the Ministry for current Haj operation. Those companies who are violating the rules and regulations would be blacklisted, he added. According to the Ministrys data, 105,434 pilgrims out of 1,064,647 were sent to Makkah by the Ministry as well as private Haj operators companies. As many as 30 Pakistani pilgrims died while 65 were injured. To a query, JS Haj said that they tried level best to obtain additional quota of 10,000 but Saudi government gave them only additional quota of 5,000. He said that strict security measures being taken by Saudi government were the internal matter of that country. Responding to another question, he said, I am not aware of the incident of distribution of expired drugs among the Pakistani Hajis by the Pakistans Haj Medical Mission in Saudi Arabia. It is pertinent to mention here that during the recent session of National Assembly the issue of non confirmation of some 8,000 pilgrims return tickets was discussed in detail. But the officials of the Religious Affairs Ministry did not comment over this controversy, saying that the Haj operation is continuing successfully.