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Saudi Arabia hails ‘smooth’ Hajj after 2015 stampede

MINA: Saudi Arabia on Friday reported no major security incidents or health scares at this year's pilgrimage, as the faithful embarked on the last leg of the five-day Hajj. The "Stoning of the Devil" ritual in the western city of Mina that started at dawn was the scene of a 2015 stampede that killed 2,300 pilgrims in the worst crisis ever to hit the annual pilgrimage. According to the Saudi state news agency SPA, 2.35 million Muslims are participating in the latest pilgrimage to Makkah, the holiest site in Islam,…

Hajj 2017: First flight to depart from Islamabad on July 24

ISLAMABAD: The first flight for Hajj will depart on July 24 from Islamabad and will seen off by Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Yusuf. The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Friday released the schedule for Haj flights operation which will commence on July 24 and continue on August 26. The first flight will depart to the holy city of Madinnah from Islamabad on July 24. Four airlines - Pakistan International Airlines, Saudi Airline, Air Blue, and Shaheen Air – will take part in Hajj flight…

All you need to know about Pakistan’s Hajj policy 2017

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has said that Hajj applications will be accepted from 17th to 26th of this month. SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL TEXT OF HAJJ POLICY 2017 Addressing a press briefing about the Hajj policy 2017 which is approved by the cabinet on Wednesday, he said that a total of 107526 intending pilgrims will be selected under government Hajj scheme while 71684 will be selected though private hajj scheme. The Minister said that balloting will be conducted on 28th of this month.…