Pakistan

Rasheed claims most of missing pilgrims have been traced

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed has said that the government has traced most of the missing Hajj pilgrims.

According to state television, Information Minister Pervez Rasheed has claimed that 132 missing pilgrims have been found while the rest will be traced soon.

“Authorities are facing problems in finding the pilgrims as many of them have lost their cell phones”, Rasheed said.

“The government will not rest till all pilgrims return safely to the country”, he added.

It should be noted that at least 18 Pakistani pilgrims have been martyred while more than 300 are missing following a stampede which broke out during Hajj.

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