Saudi Arabia announces new guidelines about taking pictures at Holy Mosques

Web Desk 05:31 PM | 26 Mar, 2023
Saudi Arabia announces new guidelines about taking pictures at Holy Mosques
Source: @HajMinistry/Twitter

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has relaxed several laws to attract more tourism but amid massive influx, especially in the month of Ramadan, the Kingdom introduced new measures about photography.

Million of Muslims from around the globe visit the Holy Cities of Mecca and Madina every year for Hajj, and Umrah pilgrimages but the majority of people are not aware of the rules and regulations of the Arab nation.

In this regard, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has rolled out a new set of guidelines for pilgrims about taking pictures and filming videos at Islam’s holiest sites.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, said in light of the sanctity of the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims must follow the etiquette of photography, preserving the rights of others.

The three guidelines shared on the Twitter handle stated:

  • Pilgrims are not allowed to take pictures of other people without their consent
  • Pilgrims are not allowed to take pictures of other people while they are praying
  • Pilgrims are directed not to disturb other people during worship

Saudi Arabia bans performing Umrah more than once in Ramadan

Authorities in Saudi Arabia further banned performing Umrah more than once during the Holy month of Ramadan, it emerged on Saturday.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has clarified that pilgrims are not allowed to repeat Umrah during Ramadan; the kingdom attracts millions of pilgrims during the holy month and the ban has been enforced to facilitate all the pilgrims to perform the rituals with ease and comfort.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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