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Saudi Arabia cancels Hajj reservations over nonpayment of installments

10:59 PM | 3 Feb, 2023
Saudi Arabia cancels Hajj reservations over nonpayment of installments
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 RIYADH - The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has cancelled reservations of domestic pilgrims who did not make the payment of the second installment of the Hajj package before the expiry.

The deadline in this regard was Jan. 29 and the cancellation comes after its expiry, with those who have made full payment to get Hajj permits through the Absher platform from May 5.

The ministry - responsible for organizing Hajj every year - also noted that the option of partial payment of package costs is not available after Jan. 26. It is to be mentioned here that the deadline for the third installment is April 30 (Shawwal 10). 

But those whose reservations are cancelled can still avail the chance by re-booking a package if slots are available.

Domestic pilgrims can reserve a slot through the ministry’s website and the Nusuk application until June 25 or until the completion of the quota allotted for domestic pilgrims this year. Only Saudis who hold valid national identities or expatriates with valid residency permits (iqama) are allowed to perform the annual pilgrimage besides those who are given Hajj permit from other countries.

The Hajj permits are issued by the Ministry of Interior after all the required procedures are completed; the permits can be printed through the Absher platform while a text message containing the permit number will be sent to the applicant as well.

The aspiring Hajj pilgrims can also cancel their reservation by following the procedure following which the fees can be refunded.

Saudi Arabia hosts two of Islam's holiest sites which attract millions of pilgrims every year. For this year's Hajj, the kingdom has announced to welcome 2.3 million Hajj pilgrims as the Covid restrictions have largely been removed.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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