PM also urged the nation to offer special prayers for the elevation of the ranks of the martyrs.
The Hujjaj offered Juma and Asr prayers together.
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Hajj visa holders were allowed to land at Jeddah Airport by 12 midnight of 7th Zilhaj.
One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year's Hajj.
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Forty-two flights will be operated from Islamabad under Road to Makkah project.
Hajj pilgrims are also being informed about the flights through the website and SMS
Cabinet has approved a subsidy of Rs150,000 per person for the government Hajj scheme.
The first flight, carrying 329 intending pilgrims, will depart from Islamabad.
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The hajj ministry "has authorised one million pilgrims, both foreign and domestic.
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The hajj ministry has officially allowed women to make the pilgrimage without a male relative
Reform plan has been accompanied by a crackdown on dissent, including on women's rights activists.
Sheikh Bandar bin Abdulaziz stated that the Almighty Allah doesn’t like arrogance.
670 kg pure silk, 120 kg of gold and 100 kg of silver have been used to prepare the new Ghilaf.
The pilgrims will proceed to Arafat today, to perform the main ritual of "Waqoof-e-Arafat".
No foreign pilgrims have been allowed to perform the Hajj once again this year.
Pilgrims next walk seven times between two stone spots in the mosque.
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Only government scheme pilgrims would be benefited from the project, he said.
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Just 10,000 Muslims, all resident in the kingdom, are being allowed to perform the hajj.
This year only up to 10,000 people already residing in the kingdom will participate in the Hajj.
The holy city of Makkah will be open to no more than 10,000 people.
Saudi Arabia has recorded more than 260,000 cases of the novel coronavirus.
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Saudi authorities said decision is in line with the keenness of leadership to ensure public safety.
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Final decision regarding Hajj will be made by the 15th of Ramadan
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Balloting to select pilgrims who will embark on the religious journey will be held on March 12.
The balloting will be held on March 12, 2020.
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The affidavit is available with the computerised form, where applicants will be required to sign.
He said the package is likely to remain Rs 550,000
Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri did not attend the meeting.
The minister said the government of Saudi Arabia was yet to impose further tax
Taxes imposed by Saudi Arabia have increased Hajj cost from 2400 riyal to 2650 riyal.
Agreement was signed by Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and his Saudi counterpart.
The money will be refunded in terms of train fares and accommodation.
Qadri said the ministry refunded Rs 25,000 to 68,000 to pilgrims during Hajj 2019.
A separate Hajj fund would also be established for keeping the dues of selected pilgrims in it.
Noor-ul-Haq confesses poor Hajj arrangements for Pakistanis in Mina.
Other worshippers who had been praying in the nearby Mina area ascended from before dawn.
The covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year.
Over two million Muslim pilgrims from across the world will perform Waqoof-e-Arafat today.
In total some 2.5 million faithful, majority from abroad, will undertake the pilgrimage this year.
Saudi officials asked Muslims to focus on rituals of worship.
Sahibzada Noor ul Haq Qadri said modern medical facilities have been provided to pilgrims.
Pre-hajj flights operation of government and private scheme would continue till August 6 and 8.
51000 pilgrims of government Hajj scheme have reached Makkah after visiting Madina Munawara.
For the first time PIA has started direct Hajj flights from Quetta this year.
In total 200,000 Pakistanis would perform Hajj this year
The Pakistan International Airlines is also starting direct Hajj flights from Quetta this year.
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A Saudi delegation has arrived in Islamabad to start the project.
Each Haji is allowed to bring 30 kilogram luggage with them
The national flag carrier will fly Boeing 777 aircraft with 300 pilgrims in the first batch from Islamabad.
Pakistan's quota was 1,84,210, which has now been enhanced to 200,000 this year.
This year 216,542 applications were received, out of which 107, 526 were declared successful
The system was launched for the first time in Hajj 2013 and updated for Hajj 2019.
Ratio of official-private Hajj was 60-40 and remaining will perform Hajj through private operators.
All unsuccessful applicants will be included in the balloting
The minister said 112,526 people will perform Hajj under the government scheme.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs will inaugurate balloting of the Hajj applications.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri will inaugurate balloting.
Ministry of Religious Affairs had extended the date of receiving Hajj applications.
Banks designated by the Ministry of Religious Affairs to open their branches on Saturday (March 9).
The designated branches of 14 banks received 192,155 applications till Wednesday.
So far, 1,00,649 Hajj applications have been received.
The last day of submitting Hajj applications under government Hajj scheme is March 6.
The process of submitting Hajj applications under the government scheme will start today.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi termed the development as another gift from saudia for the people of Pakistan.
The plaintiff lawyer told that private operators are offering Hajj package in low rates.
The minister said that the Hajj expenses have been increased this year.
PM Imran Khan said that the issues of masses should be resolved on priority basis.
Balloting for Hajj will be held on March 8, 2019.
Committee chairman termed the rise in expenses of Hajj as “drone attack” on poor people.
Fawad was addressing a public gathering in Gujranwala.
This year the Hajj package would cost Rs 4,36,575 for Northern and Rs 4,26,575 for Southern regions
Sharif has strongly criticized the decision of cabinet on Hajj subsidy.
Qadri said Hajj expenditures increase every year due to hike in prices.
The House has now been prorogued due to lack of quorum.
The country is in crisis therefore, we are taking austerity measures, said Naqvi.
People have said that they don’t accept the decision of increasing Rs 1,56,975 for Hajj pilgrimage.
However, the decision is expected to be taken by the federal cabinet today.
The two-day meeting of CII concluded in Islamabad.
Under the arrangement, more than 184,210 pilgrims will perform Hajj from Pakistan next year.
The minister directed authorities concerned to facilitate the pilgrims.
The post-Hajj operation was commenced from August 27.
325 passengers will reach Karachi today (Saturday).
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony will receive Hajj pilgrims at airport
The operation will be completed on 25th of next month
A total of 107,000 Pakistanis performed Hajj under the government Hajj scheme
After reaching Mina, they performed stoning at Jamarat Al-Aqba and sacrificed animals.
Hajj is one of 5 pillars of Islam which every Muslim is required to complete at least once in life
Our creator is one and we should not associate anyone with Him, the sermon stated.
The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of two hundred thousand Riyal.
It is first time that special arrangements have been done to deliver hajj sermon in Urdu language.
The six-day hajj, which starts on Sunday, is one of the five pillars of Islam.
This year, the annual pilgrimage has become increasingly hi-tech with apps.
The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina.
Hajj is expected to draw two million people from around the globe this year.
The hajj is expected to draw more than two million pilgrims this year.
The remaining passengers will depart for Saudi Arabia in the night.
The Saudi minister says Saudi government was working tirelessly to upgrade facilities for pilgrims
The Hajj pilgrims were being provided three times meal a day
Pilgrims were offered dates and prayer mats by the Saudi authorities.
In the first two days, 1550 intending pilgrims would be sent to Saudi Arabia.
A PIA flight PK7003 carrying three hundred and twenty-seven pilgrims left Islamabad for Madina.
Flight schedule has also been made available on the religious affairs ministry's website.
Shaheen Air successfully completed the annual Hajj flight operations.
Unsuccessful Hajj applicants of last three years have been declared successful without any balloting
Minister hoped that the Supreme Court would soon give a verdict in Hajj quota review petition.
Computerized balloting of 50% quota was held in Islamabad.
Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat will preside over the balloting ceremony.
The Federal Cabinet allowed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to carry out Hajj balloting
SC ordered clubbing all the pending cases and told IHC to announce the verdict within next two weeks
The new date for the draw will be announced afterwards.
However, the balloting would be held on January 26.
India ended a policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the hajj pilgrimage. Photo: File
Hajj applications will be received from intending pilgrims till 24th of this month.
A total 179,210 pilgrims from Pakistan will perform Hajj this year.
A total 179,210 pilgrims from Pakistan will perform Hajj this year.
Government is holding serious consultations to lessen the stay
Saudi transport minister Al-Amoudi was aboard in Haramain Express Train for its first full journey
The Federal Minister for Religious Affairs presented the Hajj policy for 2018 after cabinet approval
Abbasi chaired the meeting of federal cabinet here at the PM House.
The federal cabinet on Tuesday gave in principle approval to the Hajj Policy 2018.
Biometric verification was made compulsory for Umrah pilgrims earlier
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting on Hujj policy at the PM’s House on Wednesday.
Women meeting the set criteria will no longer have to be accompanied by a mahram.
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Tight security was in place to safeguard this year’s pilgrimage launched on Wednesday.
Two million Muslims from across the globe were gathered in Mina to perform final Hajj ritual
The ritual at the Jamarat Bridge in Mina near Mecca marks the final major rite of the hajj.
The covering cloth for the Kaaba (which stands in the Masjid al-Haram), is known as Kiswa. It is changed on the 9th day of Zilhaj. A man embroiders the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba. Photo: Reuters
The pilgrims have started to arrive in Muzdalifah after performing the main rite of Hajj at Arafat.
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Helicopters flew around the area as the faithful converged from dawn on the surrounding Mount Arafat
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About one hundred thousand police have been deployed to secure pilgrimage sites.
More than two million Muslims from around the world began the Hajj pilgrimage at Arafat.
The pilgrims belong to all races, caste, linguistic backgrounds and nationalities.
Muslims from around the globe have converged on the holy city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Photo: AP
Hundreds of thousands of Hajj pilgrims have begun streaming into tent city at Mina from Makkah.
There has been an increase as compared to last year when 1.86 million pilgrims joined the hajj
Ibu Mariah Marghani Muhammad, one of the oldest people who will be performing Hajj this year, arrived in Saudi Arabia prior to the pilgrimage. Photo: Khaleej Times
Muslims from across the world are gathering in Makkah in Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Photo: AFP
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It was also learnt that 400 Qatari people are also among the pilgrims.
More than two million people are expected to participate in this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia
Doha has previously labelled current arrangements as "illogical"
Shaikh Faisal Al Ghazzawi elaborated Hajj rituals and their significance.
The group called 'Hajj Riders' reached their destination after six weeks.
All 600 residents were evacuated and have since returned to the hotel.
The agency had pledged to send the pilgrims on Hajj from August 13, officers said.
Saudi Arabia announced it would open the Salwa border crossing to Qatari pilgrims
The deceased pilgrims also include two women.
Iran boycotted the haj last year after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush.
The flight operation will be completed by August 26.
Saudi Hajj Ministry said Qataris and residents of the Gulf emirate could join the pilgrimage
Intending pilgrims should ensure themselves vaccinated at least ten days before their departure.
Lasbela's Mohammad Ramazan was the first lucky winner of Hajj 2017 draw.
At least 87,419 applications were selected out of a total 338,696 forms
The balloting will be held after Friday prayers.
Sources told that the ministry has received 335,353 applications so far.
Approximately 1,89,210 Pakistani will travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
The 'Emergency Management System' will be supervised by Director General Hajj.
Hajj applications will be accepted till April 26, and draw will be held on April 28.
The authorities said that 107526 pilgrims will perform Hajj this year.
Applications of the citizens who have performed Hajj in the last seven years will not be entertained
No quota has been fixed for Prime Minister and parliament members.
It has been estimated that national treasure might suffer a loss of Rs 1.46 billion.
Saudi government will continue to serve all the pilgrims regardless their country and citizenship.
The accused had challenged special court’s decision in the Islamabad High Court.
Heavy punishments and fines have been proposed for those staying after expiry of visas.
Decision has been taken to ensure provision of best facilities.
Prosecutor told court that accused grabbed billions through poor hajj arrangements.