81,132 Pakistanis to perform Hajj this year

By: News Desk
Published: 12:13 PM, 22 Apr, 2022
81,132 Pakistanis to perform Hajj this year
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This year as many as 81,132 Pakistani will be blessed to offer obligatory duty of performing Hajj as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the annual Islamic pilgrimage quota for different countries across the globe, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the biggest quota was allocated to Indonesia followed by Pakistan from where 81,132 people would be allowed to perform Hajj in this year. 

The Saudi Hajj Ministry has released a list of countries with their allotted quotas.

The Saudi government has allowed the foreigners to perform Hajj after a lapse of two years as the KSA government has banned the entrance of the Hajj pilgrims from across the globe in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Last year, Saudi Arabia restricted the annual pilgrimage only to its citizens and residents, and set a maximum limit of 60,000 pilgrims in response to the pandemic.

Hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it, is a major source of income for the Saudi government.

Meanwhile, President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Holy Mosques Abdul-Rahman Al-Sudais has announced that Tahajjud prayers in Masjidul Haram would be started at 12:45am. 

This routine will continue till last 10 days of Ramazan, Al-Sudais said adding that the Holy Quran recitation in Tahajjud prayers would be completed on the night of 29th Ramazan.