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Post-Hajj flight operation to begin on August 27

KARACHI: The post-Hajj flight operation will commence from August 27 and the first flight carrying 327 pilgrims will land at Islamabad International Airport. According to a spokesman of Ministry of Religious Affairs, the operation will…

Imam Kaaba urges Muslims to adopt piety

MAKKAH: Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Hussein bin Abdelaziz Al al-Sheikh while addressing over two million faithful at Arafat from Masjid-e-Nimra urged the faithfuls not to do anything which is prohibited by their states.   He urged the Muslims to…

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

MECCA: More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing…

Lost in translation? Not for Muslim hajj pilgrims

Lost in translation? Not in Mecca, thanks to a dedicated squad of interpreters gearing up to help two million Muslims speaking dozens of languages at the annual hajj pilgrimage. The six-day hajj, which starts on Sunday, is one of the…

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

RIYADH: Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the Hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam's holiest sites. This year the Hajj comes with the…

Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to Hajj calamities

Fuelled by caffeine, pizza and adrenaline, sleep-deprived programmers in a marathon Saudi contest this week explored high-tech solutions to prevent a repeat of past calamities in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. In a cavernous hall in the Red…

PIA to operate first Hajj flight on July 14

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday announced the flight schedule for Hajj 2018. The inaugural flight PK-6001 will depart Karachi for Madinah on July 14 carrying around 300 intending pilgrims. PIA CEO Musharraf…