Minister hails Saudi decision regarding withdrawal of repeat Umrah fee

Siasi Jasoos

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri here on Thursday welcomed the Saudi Arabia’s decision regarding withdrawal of fee of 2000 riyals on performing repeat Umra, Radio Pakistan reported.

In a statement on Wednesday, Qadri said the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umra has officially informed Pakistan about this announcement which is a welcoming step.

He said that Pakistani people appreciate and welcome the Saudi announcement.

Earlier on September 9, the Saudi government had issued a royal decree restructuring visit, Haj and transit visas, cancelling repeat Umrah fees.

Intending pilgrims will not have to pay any visa fees on a second Umrah in a year. The Saudi minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr Mohammad Salih Bentin, had thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for issuing a royal decree restructuring visit, Haj and transit visas, including the cancellation of repeat Umrah fees.

“The royal decree is part of the leadership’s keenness to facilitate the arrival of Muslims from all over the world to perform Hajj and Umrah,” he had said.


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paittibahi

Senator (1k+ posts)
As a Muslim country, we are giving visa FREE entry and also FREE accommodation to Our Sikh Brothers and on the other hand. Saudi Arabia charge their own Muslims a VISA FEE and high accommodation fees in their country.
Let's struggle to make MECCA and MEDINAH run by a body of all Muslim countries or bring independent status like Vatican City.
 

PIND-WALA

Minister (2k+ posts)
Rich people can afford year and they keep pushing the prices of hotels up making it difficult for poor folks to afford.
 
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