Pakistani pilgrims


Pakistani businesses that rely on Hajj pilgrims face bleak future

  • The decision to severely restrict this year’s pilgrimage has badly affected nearly 5,000 small businesses in Karachi alone
  • Almost 180,000 Pakistanis planned to take part in the pilgrimage; the nation’s Hajj industry is worth an estimated 160 billion rupees ($1 billion)
By Khurshid Ahmed ·