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How to stay fit during Hajj 2024? These official guidelines are must read

04:22 PM | 21 May, 2024
How to stay fit during Hajj 2024? These official guidelines are must read

RIYADH - As the ongoing year's Hajj season approaches, the government of Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for pilgrims to follow so that they can perform their religious obligations while staying physically fit.

The authorities in the holy kingdom have urged Muslims to observe a set of recommendations to keep themselves physically fit before and during the journey.

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has stated that to avoid physical exhaustion during Hajj, the pilgrims are urged before arrival to explore the journey and rites, learn about the distances between the holy places where the rituals are undertaken, and to daily exercise and avoid tough tasks.

Moreover, the pilgrims have been advised to wear sports or medical shoes, avoid heavy meals, and take rest after religious rites; they have also been urged to drink adequate amounts of fluids while performing the Hajj rites.

It has also been advised that overseas pilgrims should get the Neisseria meningitidis vaccine administered before their arrival, and get it verified by a certificate from their respective home countries.

The pilgrims should also be vaccinated against polio, COVID-19, and seasonal flu as the government is making serious efforts to avoid any untoward incident during the annual Islamic congregation.

The guidelines also cover domestic pilgrims who are required to complete Hajj-related vaccinations including inoculations against COVID-19, seasonal influenza, and meningitis ahead of the pilgrimage rites.

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has also clarified that the vaccinations are available at the primary healthcare centers, calling for mandatory registration in the Health Ministry’s Sehaty app before the pilgrims’ arrive in the Saudi holy city of Mecca.

Hundreds of Thousands of pilgrims have already arrived in the kingdom to perform this year’s Hajj, which is expected to commence on June 14.

Hajj is one of Islam’s five obligatory duties and Muslims, who can physically and financially afford Hajj, have been directed to perform it at least once in a lifetime.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

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

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73

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