Spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Affairs released statistics regarding Hajj and said that more than 168,000 Pakistani pilgrims have already arrived in Saudi Arabia.
According to the spokesperson, 155,000 pilgrims of the government scheme and 53 thousand pilgrims via private Hajj operators have arrived in the Kingdom.
The Spokesperson also apprise that the Hajj flight operation will continue till August 6 for the government scheme and August 8 for the private scheme.
Yesterday, Secretary of Ministry of religious affairs reviewed the Hajj arrangement in Mecca and Medina. The Minister of Religious Affairs offered Friday prayer in Medina, while Secretary of Ministry of religious affairs offered his Friday prayer in Mecca.
According to the spokesperson, pilgrims can register their complaints or seek information by contacting 24 hour free helpline number 8001166622.
Ministry of Religious Affairs has also introduced various Apps to help pilgrims’ during the Hajj and their stay in Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry has asked all the intending pilgrims to use android phone applications to get Hajj related information and guidelines to perform religious obligation with ease and comfort.
The Ministry said Mina Locator App helps identifying user’s residence and Mina Maktab, the route to different camps (Maktabs), train stations, mosques, hospitals and other important locations in Mina with the reference of his or her current location.
Likewise, AlMaqsad App is a comprehensive 3D indoor navigation for Masjid Al Haram.
Pak Hajj Muavin App is an application to find Haji’s own information, group information, building and maktab information, travel details, information about other hajis as well.
Rehnuma-e-Hajj App helps educate and facilitate Hajj pilgrims in performing Manasik-e-Hajj.
It is in Urdu and the application has a simple to use interface with information readily accessible.
Pak Hajj Guide App provides information about Hajj preparation, how to perform Umrah and Hajj, Ziarat Madinah and what to remember etc.