Saudi Arabia increased the Hajj 2019 quota for Pakistan by five thousand.
Saudi Arabia increased Pakistan Hajj quota by 5000 as revealed by spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs. He said that in this regard, the agreement has been signed by Saudi Minister Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten and Minister of Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri.
Now, under the new agreement, 189,210 pilgrims will perform Hajj 2019 in coming year. In addition, the decision has also been made to include the Pakistani pilgrims in the ‘Road to Makkah’ project in different phases. However, the project will ensure the completion of all immigration requirements at the origin’s airport.
The immigration and verification process of pilgrims will be held at Karachi airport. However, pilgrims from Pakistan will be given e-visas. In addition, the decision to end the visa fee of SAR 2,000 will be done after the consultation with the Saudi King Salman.
Minister of Religious Affairs of Pakistan expressed gratitude to Saudi authorities for considering suggestions given by Pakistan.