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Religious Affairs minister urges Pakistani pilgrims to follow Rami timings

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has asked Pakistani pilgrims to strictly follow Rami al-jamarat timings issued by the Saudi Government.

In an interview with Radio Pakistan, he said the step has been taken to avoid any kind of inconvenience during the stoning of the Devil during Hajj.

The minister said that all possible measures have been taken to provide maximum facilitation to Pakistan pilgrims. He said for the first time air coolers have been installed at Arafat to protect pilgrims from scorching heat.

Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said over 1,600 guides and about 2,500 volunteers of a social organization will assist pilgrims in Mina, Muzadalifah and Arafat. He said 36 percent pilgrims will reach Mina through buses while rest will be transported through train.

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