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Saudi Arabia bans more than one Umrah during Ramadan

11:23 AM | 18 Mar, 2024
Saudi Arabia bans more than one Umrah during Ramadan

RIYADH - The government of Saudi Arabia has banned performing more than one Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan.

The authorities have confirmed that repetition of performing Umrah or minor pilgrimage in Mecca during the month of fasting is not permitted to ease overcrowding.

Ramadan marks the peak season of Umrah at Islam’s holiest site, Grand Mosque, and millions of Muslims are expected to land in the kingdom for the said purpose.

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has reiterated that no permit is issued for performing two or more Umrahs in Ramadan, urging the believers to comply with the restrictions. 

The ministry has explained that the condition aims to ease congestion, give others the chance to perform Umrah, and help in crowd management.

The Umrah permits can be obtained through the App named Nusuk. Still, when someone tries to get a permit for the second time, a message appears reading: “The permit issuance fails. To give everyone the chance to perform Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage can’t be repeated in Ramadan”.

In Ramadan, Muslims from across the world arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and offer prayers; contrary to Hajj, Umrah can be performed at any time of the year.

To cope with the expected influx, Saudi authorities have taken multiple measures to help worshippers perform rites smoothly and avoid untoward incidents.

Authorities have allocated specific gates of the mosques for pilgrims’ entry and exit to avoid overcrowding. After the Umrah season is over, the government would gear up for Hajj which is scheduled to begin in June this year. The Saudi Arabian authorities would welcome around 2 million pilgrims this year's Hajj season.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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