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Saudi Arabia increases Pakistan’s Hajj quota by 5,000 for 2019

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has increased quota of Pakistani pilgrims for next year's Hajj by 5,000. According to a spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs, an agreement has been signed in this regard by Minister of Religious Affairs Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri and his Saudi Arabian counterpart. Under the arrangement, more than 184, 000 pilgrims will perform Hajj from Pakistan next year. It has also been decided to include Pakistani pilgrims in 'Road to Makkah' project in phases. Initially, 35, 000 pilgrims of Sindh…

Number of passengers travelling through Pakistan Railways increases by 14m

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday said the number of passengers travelling in Pakistan Railways had increased by 14 million during the current government's tenure. "The confidence of the people has been restored in the railways with the effective policies of government," he claimed while talking to media in Lahore. The minister said Pakistan Railways had introduced online ticketing system to facilitate the passengers. He said that the system of Railway was improving day by day, but it…

Govt increases petrol price by Rs1.77 per liter for next fortnight

ISLAMABAD: The government has revised the prices of petroleum products, with increase on petrol price by Rs1.77, for the next fortnight, ARY News reported. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that the prices of light diesel oil and kerosene will remain intact from Monday till 31st of this month. He said the price of petrol will be increased by Rs1.77 per liter and high speed diesel oil by Rs2 per liter. Read More: Petroleum prices to remain unchanged till Jan 15…