Islamabad (Dunya News) - Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Saudi Arabia has increased Hajj quota for Pakistan up to 200,000 to facilitate more people to perform Hajj, Dunya News reported.
Shah Mehmood said that he talked with his Saudi counterpart Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, who apprised him about the Saudi government’s decision in this regard.
Qureshi, who appeared upbeat over the development, said he had also informed Prime Minister Imran Khan about the Kingdom’s decision.
The Foreign Minister termed the development as another gift from Kahdim-e-Harmain Sharifain for the people of Pakistan and said it would provide opportunity to more people from the country to fulfill their religious obligation.
He thanked Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as well as the Government of Saudi Arabia for their kind gesture on his as well as on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan.