Hajj 2023: Here’s how many Pakistani pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia

10:16 PM | 4 Jun, 2023
Hajj 2023: Here’s how many Pakistani pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia
Source: Photo by Zawawi Rahim

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani government began sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia as part of the official Hajj programme on May 21.

Since the government begin special flight operation over 40,000 Pakistanis have travelled to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, according to a statement released by the government in Islamabad on Sunday.

In January, Saudi authorities reinstated Pakistan's pre-pandemic Hajj quota of 179,210 pilgrims and removed the upper age limit of 65. The government scheme will accommodate approximately 80,000 Pakistani pilgrims, with the remainder handled by commercial tour companies. 

Out of 40,000 pilgrims, 13095 have arrived in Makkah after completing their eight-day stay at Madinah while others have been accommodated in Madinah Munawwarah.

These numbers also include 1000 hajj pilgrims who arrived in Saudi Arabia under private hajj scheme through 18 hajj group operators.

According to the spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs, Muhammad Umar Butt the Ministry's monitoring team has completed the assessment of 12 hajj group operators.

He said arrangements are being made to provide the sacrifice coupons for the pilgrims at their accommodations.

Umar Butt said 522 Moavineen including medical mission is present in Saudi Arabia to assist pilgrims in every possible manner.

Out of these 334 are deputed at Makkah, 172 at Madinah while 19 at Jeddah Airport.

It is pertinent to mention that this is first full force Hajj after 2019 in which around 17,9,000 Pakistani pilgrims will participate.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 29, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 29, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 29, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Friday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 29 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465


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