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Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has granted 2.664 million visas for pilgrims to perform Umrah this year, a 2.79 per cent up over the corresponding period last year, according to official statistics released on Friday. Up till now, 2.250 million pilgrims have entered the kingdom to perform Umrah, a growth of 3.47[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia ups India's Haj quota by 5,000: Government

Saudi Arabia ups India’s Haj quota by 5,000: Government

More pilgrims can now proceed for Haj this year as Indias quota of pilgrims has been hiked by 5,000 by Saudi Arabia, the government announced on Tuesday. The decision by Riyadh came days after Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi signed a bilateral annual agreement for Haj 2018 with[Read More…]

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