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Indonesian pilgrims praise Makkah Route Initiative’s ‘seamless service’

  • MAKKAH: Hajj pilgrims departing from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia have praised the services of the Makkah Route Initiative, which include assistance with check-in procedures at 12 dedicated counters in the airport, ensuring that all health requirements are met, and organi...

Religion minister inspects catering arrangements for Pakistani Hajj pilgrims in Madinah

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s religious affairs minister, Chaudhry Salik Hussain, has visited various firms in Madinah and inspected catering arrangements for Pakistani Hajj pilgrims, the Pakistani religious affairs ministry said on Saturday. Pakistan’s Hajj Mission has hired seven catering companies ...

Pakistan praises Saudi Arabia over facilitating Hajj for its nationals

  • RIYADH: Pakistani Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Chaudhry Salik Hussain expressed his appreciation to Saudi Arabia for the exceptional services and facilities provided to Pakistani pilgrims who will be taking part in Hajj this year. Minister Hussain’s remarks came in a s...

Pakistan posts highest current account surplus in 11 months, sees 95% improvement

  • KARACHI: Pakistan recorded its highest current account surplus in April after a span of nine months, driven by increased remittances and exports that collectively improved the current account situation by 95 percent in the ongoing fiscal year, according to data released by the central bank on F...

Saudi officials working round the clock to assist Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims

  • DHAKA: Saudi officers are working round the clock to offer smooth immigration to thousands of Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims under the Kingdom’s Makkah Route initiative, authorities in Dhaka said on Friday. Most of the pilgrims are departing from Dhaka under the flagship pre-travel program, which ...

Madinah embodies the spirit of the new Saudi Arabia

  • I recently embarked on my first visit to the holy city of Madinah. The visit was significant as it was the first such trip to Madinah by a Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia in more than 10 years. It was part of my broader engagement with Saudis at all levels and across different regions of th...

Pakistani Hajj pilgrims to leave for Makkah today from Madinah via 11 caravans 

  • ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs Chaudhry Salik Hussain on Friday visited the office of the National Adillah Establishment in Madinah to discuss travel arrangements for over 2,000 Pakistani pilgrims who will leave for Makkah today ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage, APP reported. The Nation...

Pakistan establishes two hospitals, ten dispensaries in Makkah and Madinah for Hajj pilgrims

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has established two hospitals and 10 dispensaries in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah to provide health care for Hajj pilgrims, the head of the country’s medical mission in Saudi Arabia confirmed on Thursday, as hundreds of pilgrims arrive daily in the Kingdom ahead of ...

Innovators challenged to improve pilgrim experience for people with mobility issues

  • MAKKAH: Innovators and entrepreneurs have been challenged to find ways to enhance the pilgrim experience in Makkah for people with mobility issues. To help them develop solutions, provide support and encourage collaborations, the General Authority for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the P...

Makkah scouts train to use digital quick-response tech to help pilgrims

  • RIYADH: Saudi scouts are being taught how to use digital technology and quick-response codes on their smartphones to better help Hajj pilgrims with guidance, on-site navigation and route planning at the Kingdom’s holy sites. The course, run by the Ministry of Education through the Saudi Arabi...