Hajj 2019: Saudi Arabia increases Pakistan's quota by 5,000

08:18 PM | 9 Dec, 2018
Hajj 2019: Saudi Arabia increases Pakistan's quota by 5,000
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia has agreed to increase the quota of Pakistani pilgrims for next year's Hajj by five thousand.

Pakistan's Minister of Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri, who is in the kingdom on an official tour, and his Saudi counterpart have signed the Hajj agreement 2019.

Under the agreement, over 184,210 Pakistanis will perform the sacred religious ceremony of Hajj next year following the increase of country's Hajj quota as compared to this year's pilgrimage, said spokesman of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

It may be mentioned here that this year, 179,210 Pakistanis had performed Hajj.

Both friendly countries also decided to include Pakistani Hujjaj in Road to Makkah project in phases. Initially, thirty-five thousand pilgrims of Sindh will benefit from this scheme.

The process of verification and immigration of the pilgrims will be held at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. Pakistani Hujjaj, as per the deal, will be issued e-visas.

The Saudi authorities informed the Pakistani officials that decision relating to abolishing of two thousand Riyal fee will be made after holding consultation with Khadim-e-Haramayn al-Sharifayn.

They also assured to consider further raise in the Hajj quota for Pakistan according to the latest census held earlier this year.

Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri expressed gratification to the Saudi authorities for implementing suggestions extended by Pakistan.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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