Saudi Official Directs Pakistani Govt to Stop Hajj Agreement

In a letter from the Kingdom Ministry of Hajj, Saudi Arabia sent instructions to Pakistan to stop this year’s Hajj Agreement due to the spread of coronaviral panic around the world. Consequently Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, minister of religious affairs, stopped working on the next Hajj deal.

In the letter sent to Religious Affairs Minister Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Saudi Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten stated there should be no agreement during this time as the matter at hand is uncertain due to the lockdown and containment measures against the novel coronavirus. 

The kingdom, according to Dr Mohammad Saleh, is continuously monitoring the situation. He added that Pakistani authourities are in constant contact with Saudi Government’s top officials and they had assured that Pakistani Government will be informed in case of considerable improvement regarding the coronavirus situation was observed. 

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