Crown prince attends funerals of Prince Turki, Princess Seeta

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Updated 27 December 2012
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Crown prince attends funerals of Prince Turki, Princess Seeta

Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, senior Cabinet members and large number of princes and officials attended the funerals of Prince Turki bin Sultan, deputy minister of culture and information for media affairs, and Princess Seeta, mother of Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khaled, at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque here yesterday.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, grand mufti, led the funeral prayers for both Prince Turki and Princess Seeta, which were attended by a large number of people, including Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Fahd and Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja.
Later, Crown Prince Salman, Prince Khaled bin Sultan, deputy defense minister, Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk, Prince Faisal, governor of Asir, and other close relatives received condolences from princes, senior officials and others on the death of Prince Turki and Princess Seeta.
Prince Turki, 53, who had held important positions at the Ministry of Culture and Information, died on Tuesday. He was general supervisor of Saudi sports channels.
Princess Seeta bint Fahd Al-Damir, 90, also died on Tuesday.


Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience. (SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019
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Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

  • Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government

JEDDAH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,024,272, of which 2,561,541 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj and Umrah Ministry.
There are 399,479 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 277,372 in Makkah and 122,107 in Madinah.
Most pilgrims — 2,288,789 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 257,266 entered by land and 15,486 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (681,392) followed by Indonesia (447,450), India (306,470), Yemen (146,067), Malaysia (142,290), Algeria (92,752), Turkey (86,925), Egypt (85,438), Bangladesh (53,131) and the UAE (62,927).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 9,983 Saudis including 8,259 males and 1,724 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.