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Over 97,000 Pakistani pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

More than 97,000 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia under both Government and Private Hajj schemes.

Radio Pakistan Correspondent in Makkah Bilal Khan Mehsud reports that so far, 65,000 pilgrims have arrived via 243 flights under the government scheme, while more than 36,402 have arrived under the private scheme.

The last flight from Pakistan will operate on Sunday which will end the month-long operation. The overall Hajj operation was continuing as per schedule and all Pakistani pilgrims who arrived in the holy land were performing their routine prayers in complete peace and discipline under the vibrant facilitation of the Pakistan Hajj Mission and the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

The PHM in Makkah and Ministry of Religious Affairs have advised the general public to avoid rumours creating confusion regarding any discomfort to the guests of Allah Almighty.

Joint Secretary of the MoRA, Sajjad Haider Yaldram, in a video message, requested Pakistani pilgrims to use the ministry’s online mobile service, ‘Pak Hajj App,’ to lodge their complaints or suggestions, instead of manual ones. He said all the online complaints and suggestions are directly monitored by the Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Chaudhry Salik Hussain and all senior officers to ensure their prompt resolution. He said if the pilgrims face any issue while lodging online complaints, they should approach the PHM Moavineen deployed at each residential building for facilitation.

He explained that complaints could be lodged through the Pak Hajj App, WhatsApp, or by calling the Pakistan Hajj Mission’s helpline toll-free numbers: 00923376510003, 00923376510004, 00923376510005, and 00923063332555.

Spokesman of the MoRA Muhammad Umer Butt told Radio Pakistan that the ministry has deployed 375 doctors and paramedical staff and 511 assistants in Makkah to serve the pilgrims free of cost.

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