Pakistan

RIYADH (Web Desk) – Pakistani ambassador to Saudi Arabia Manzoorul Haq has confirmed that death toll of Pakistani Haj pilgrims in Mina stampede has risen to 18.


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In a statement he said most of the Pakistani pilgrims who embraced martyrdom in the deadly incident have been identified.

“Not so many Pakistani pilgrims were present at the site of the incident,” he added.

Haq said 86 missing Pakistani pilgrims were found on Friday while another 90 pilgrims contacted Pakistani Haj mission on Saturday.

However more than 300 Pakistani Haj pilgrims still remain missing after the deadly tragedy that claimed the lives of more than 700 Haj pilgrims.

Earlier foreign ministry released details of nine Haj pilgrims who embraced martyrdom in Mina stampede incident on Thursday.

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