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Virtual reality app trains would-be Hajj pilgrims

Labbaik is a simulator application that uses VR technology

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July 10, 2019


9,474 more Pakistani pilgrims to perform Hajj

Second Hajj balloting held in Islamabad

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June 3, 2019


Government Hajj scheme balloting postponed

New date for will be announced after cabinet’s approval

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May 20, 2019


Saudi Arabia increases Hajj quota for Pakistanis

It has been raised to 200,000

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May 1, 2019


Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to accelerate ‘Road to Makkah’ project

It aims to facilitate Pakistani pilgrims

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April 2, 2019


PIA begins preparations for its Hajj operations

300 flights will be operated

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March 31, 2019


Hajj balloting 2019: Government announces names of successful applicants

The successful applicants will be notified via SMS

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March 12, 2019


Govt extends deadline for Hajj applications till March 9

Banks will remain open on Saturday to collect the applications

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March 7, 2019


Immigration process for Hajj pilgrims to be completed in Karachi: Naeemul Haque

Talks under way for centres to be established in Lahore and Islamabad

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February 18, 2019


The cost of Hajj has gone up by Rs157,000, says religious affairs minister

Cost has increased because of the devaluation of the Pakistani rupee

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February 13, 2019


People can submit their Hajj applications from Feb 25 to March 6

Over 180,000 Pakistanis to perform Hajj this year

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February 12, 2019


A riyasat-e-Madina doesn’t mean people get to perform Hajj for free, says religious affairs minister

Noorul Haq Qadri said the cabinet has decided to give subsidies in other sectors, like health and education, instead

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February 1, 2019


Senator calls lack of government Hajj subsidy a ‘drone attack’ on pilgrims

The govt says Saudi Arabia has increased the expenses

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February 1, 2019


Shaheen Air’s Hajj operations suspended

Shaheen Air’s pilots and engineers are on a strike

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September 20, 2018


Shaheen Air’s stranded Hajj pilgrims brought back to Karachi

The 300 pilgrims were stranded in Saudi Arabia after their flight was cancelled

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September 2, 2018


Shaheen Air has been given the green light to send a flight to retrieve its stranded Hajj passengers

Around 350 Hajj pilgrims were stranded at the Madinah airport after the airline’s licence was revoked

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September 1, 2018


Army chief meets Saudi Crown Prince after performing hajj

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman congratulated Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for performing hajj

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August 22, 2018


More than two million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

This year, the Saudis have launched a “smart hajj” initiative, with apps to help pilgrims with everything from travel plans to medical care

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August 20, 2018


More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the Hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia

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August 19, 2018


Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for Hajj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday. The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days, as an estimated two million Muslims…

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August 19, 2018