Saudi Hajj Minister Arrives in Pakistan for a Four-day Visit

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The Minister of Hajj from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Pakistan for a four-day visit. The Minister was cordially invited by the caretaker Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Aneeq Ahmad, and the Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Almalki.

During the visit, the Saudi delegation will hold discussions with Pakistani officials regarding various issues related to the facilities provided to Pakistani Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, as well as the Road to Mecca project.

The Saudi Minister for Hajj is also scheduled to meet with the President, caretaker Prime Minister, and the Chief of Army Staff.

The Saudi delegation includes heads of the Saudi civil aviation, airlines, and other departments.

According to the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood, next year’s Hajj expenses could potentially be reduced by up to 50% due to timely measures taken by the government. He emphasized the importance of making Hajj affordable during times of inflation, recognizing it as a vital service to the pilgrims.

Senator Talha Mahmood also expressed his appreciation for the commendable services provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and his Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for their generous support in facilitating this year’s Hajj arrangements.

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