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60,000 pilgrims allows for Hajj, including Pakistanis, KSA


Saudi Arabia has allowed Hajj for 60,000 people from across the world, including Pakistan, Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Maulana Tahir Ashrafi confirmed.

The special representative said the Saudi government would later inform Pakistan about the number of pilgrims that will be allowed to perform the ritual from the country.

According to Allama Ashrafi, people under the age of 18 and over 60 will not be able to go for Hajj, while the pilgrims would have to quarantine in Saudi Arabia for 3 days and vaccination is a mandatory.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has approached the Saudi government following the Saudi government’s condition that all Hajj pilgrims must have obtained coronavirus vaccinations.

The government has approached Saudi authorities to allow people vaccinated with Chinese vaccines to enter after the Kingdom had said it would not permit travelers who have been administered vaccines from China.

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