Pakistanis will not be able to perform hajj this year, Saudi Arabia announces hajj policy

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Pakistanis will not be able to perform hajj this year as well, only Saudi citizens and foreigners residing in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to perform hajj.

Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it will allow 60,000 vaccinated residents of the kingdom to perform the annual hajj, state media reported.

The hajj ministry said this year’s pilgrimage would be "open for nationals and residents of the kingdom, limited to 60,000 pilgrims", according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

"Those wishing to perform the hajj must be free of chronic diseases and be vaccinated" and between the ages of 18 and 65, it said.