Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Pakistan ranks second in number of Umrah Pilgrims

In the final 3.5 months of the current season, the second-highest number of Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia were Pakistanis.

Pakistanis ranked second in the number of Umrah pilgrims who visited Saudi Arabia during the last 3.5 months in the ongoing season.

This year, Saudi Arabia’s Umrah season began on July 30 with 1,964,000 pilgrims from all over the world.

In addition, 1.78 million Muslims from throughout the world flew into Saudi Arabia, 180,000 travelled by land to Makkah, and 1,200 travelled by water.

Indonesia has topped the number of Umrah pilgrims during the season as more than 551,000 pilgrims were belonging to Indonesia followed by Pakistani pilgrims 370,000, 230,000 from India, and 100,000 from Egypt.

The Saudi government extended the validity of Umrah visas from one month to three months.

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