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KP Governor receives 1st batch of Hajj pilgrims

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Wednesday received the first batch of hajj pilgrims arrived in three flights at Bacha Khan Airport on Wednesday afternoon. The Governor felicitated the pilgrims on successfully performing Hajj and wished their well-being. The pilgrims while expressing their views expressed satisfaction over the accommodation, food and transport…

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September 6, 2017

 

Hajj 2017: Over 100,000 pilgrims reach Madina Munawara

ISLAMABAD: Over hundred thousand Hajj pilgrims have arrived in Madina Munawara to pay their respect to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at Masjid Nabvi. According to Saudi Arabia’s General Administration for Hajj and Umrah, some 109,428 pilgrims have arrived in Prophet’s city, showing an increase about nine percent as compared to last…

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August 7, 2017

 

Top navigation apps for Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: During the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hajj, the pilgrims are being advised to install navigation applications which are very useful in locating the pilgrims and their tents even without internet connection. Here are top four apps to help guide pilgrims through the Hajj rituals. HAJJ NAVIGATOR This app will give the pilgrims precise directions to…

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July 25, 2017

 

Hajj operation to commence from 24th July

ISLAMABAD: Hajj operation will begin on 24th of this month and will continue till 26th of next month. According to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the first Hajj flight will take off from Islamabad for Madina. The intending pilgrims can check their flight schedule on Ministry’s website www.hajiinfo.org. – APP

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July 15, 2017

 

Sermon urges pilgrims to avoid politics during Hajj

ARAFAT: Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, imam of Makkah’s Grand Mosque, led the multitude of pilgrims gathered in Arafat, in prayers after delivering the Hajj sermon. Delivering the wide-ranging sermon, Al-Sudais asked the pilgrims to avoid politics during the Hajj. He called on Muslim leaders to work together to solve the many issues that are confronting…

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September 11, 2016

 

Special Hajj arrangements for this year

Trying to preempt disaster and possible terrorist threats, special arrangements,have been made by the Saudi government at Makkah for pilgrims to keep a check on security this year. Arrangements include security checkpoints at different posts. Watch.

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September 9, 2016

 

Saudi teams rescue 170 Hajj pilgrims at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense teams have rescued 170 pilgrims and worshippers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah who had collapsed due to fatigue and stress, the state-run news agency (SPA) said on Saturday. Brigadier Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, Director of Civil Defense, said most of the cases involved the elderly who got sick or fainted…

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September 3, 2016

 

For Hajj pilgrims, solar-powered umbrella offers cool respite

A Saudi-Palestinian firm has invented a multi-purpose umbrella with a fan, navigation system and flashlight, to meet the needs of Muslims performing the Hajj pilgrimage. Watch this video.

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August 17, 2016

 

Saudi Arabia to introduce hi-tech bracelets for Hajj pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims coming to Mecca for Hajj in 2016. The initiative is a part of a safety drive following the 2015 Mina stampede in which more than 2,000 Hajj pilgrims were killed. Containing personal and medical information, the bracelets would help authorities provide…

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July 1, 2016

 

Intending Hajj pilgrims selected under govt scheme

ISLAMABAD: A total of 69,534 intending pilgrims were selected under government Hajj scheme through open computerised balloting in Islamabad on Thursday. Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf conducted the balloting at a ceremony. In all, 2,80,617 applications were received against quota of 71,684 under the government scheme. The remaining 2150 cases will be decided…

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May 5, 2016

 

Hajj policy: Govt to introduce tracking system

MULTAN: Federal Minister for Religious Affair and Inter-faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said on Saturday that a tracking system would be introduced for Hajj pilgrims to ensure their connection with the control room. Talking to the media here at the Multan International Airport, Yousaf said the system would be introduced while keeping in view the…

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April 16, 2016

 

US travel agent swindles Pakistani Hajj pilgrims

NEW YORK: A New York travel agent appeared in court Thursday charged with conning more than $350,000 out of Pakistani immigrants who paid to go on Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah or fly home. Junaid Mirza, 50, who operated travel agencies in Brooklyn and one previously located in the Empire State Building was charged on 31…

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April 8, 2016

 

At least 22,675 rupees increment proposed in Hajj expenses

ISLAMABAD: At least 22,675 rupees increment has been proposed for Hajj expenses as compared to last year, while the expense of stay and food for Hajj pilgrims in Madina and Makkah is also likely to be increased. Hajj  expenses for pilgrims belonging to Northern areas were proposed to set 287,646 rupees, while 278,640 rupees for Southern…

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February 12, 2016

 

Hajj stampede death toll tops 2,000: foreign figures

DUBAI: The death toll from last month’s Hajj stampede has topped 2,000, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage’s history by far. Saudi Arabia has yet to provide an updated death toll after saying 769 people died in the tragedy near Makkah, home of Islam’s holiest sites….

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October 21, 2015

 

Mina stampede: Death toll of Pakistanis rises to 76

ISLAMABAD: The number of Pakistani Hajj pilgrims martyred in the Mina stampede on Monday has risen to 76 while 60 more are still missing after the tragedy, Samaa reported. According to Religous Affairs Ministry, Saudi officials confirmed death of 29 Pakistanis while demise of 47 other Hajj pilgrims was confirmed by their relatives. At least…

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October 5, 2015

 

Who will help Zafar find his missing mother?

Pakistani authorities have been indifferent to help find Shala BB, a resident of Karachi, who went missing after deadly stampede in Mina.

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October 1, 2015

 

Iran threatens ‘fierce’ reaction if Saudi does not return Hajj dead

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a “fierce” reaction Wednesday if Saudi Arabia does not quickly repatriate victims of last week’s Hajj stampede. “Saudi officials are failing to do their duties,” Khamenei said in a speech to graduating navy officers, following delays in the return of at least 239 Iranian bodies, accusing some…

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September 30, 2015

 

Govt not to rest till safe return of all Pakistani pilgrims: Pervaiz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Sunday said the government would not rest till the safe return of all Pakistani pilgrims to their homes. In a press statement, the minister said that the dozens of missing Hujjaj have been traced so far while the remaining pilgrims would be found…

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September 27, 2015

 

Iran-Saudi war of words heats up over Hajj disaster

RIYADH: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise Sunday for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the Hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. Khamenei accused Riyadh of “a blame game”, after the Saudi foreign minister said Iran was playing politics with tragedy. “Instead of passing the…

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September 27, 2015

 

Hajj stampede: Mother dies of shock after son goes missing

A Peshawar woman died of shock after she got to know that her son Salawat Khan went missing in Mina stampede. Watch this report.

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September 27, 2015

 
 
 
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