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Pakistan Becomes Top Umrah Performing Country With 1.1 Million Pilgrims in 2019

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Pakistan has now become the top country having over 1.1 million Umrah pilgrims, Indonesia has come second while India is on the third rank.

Approximately 5,276,913 Umrah visas have been granted as per Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

Ministry of Pakistan has told the media that with the count of 1,129,965 umrah pilgrims, Pakistan has topped the list of most Umrah Pilgrims for 2019. On the other hand, Indonesia is on the second number with 760,245 pilgrims, reported by Saudi Gazette.

As per the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia report, a total of 4,798,057 Umrah pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia until this Thursday to perform Umrah and 4,309,937 Umrah pilgrims have returned to their home, and 337,614 still in Makkah to perform their final rites.

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The report presented by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah further stated that approximately 150,506 pilgrims are currently in Madinah to pay their respects to Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and praying at his mosque.

As per the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia, 4,282,413 pilgrims arrived by air, 464,238 arrived by Land and 51,406 arrived by sea to perform Umrah.

The third largest part of Pilgrims came from India, which sent 472,103 to perform Umrahs. The list is as follows;

  1. Pakistan (1,129,965 pilgrims)
  2. Indonesia (760,245 pilgrims)
  3. India (472,103 pilgrims)
  4. Egypt (280,057 pilgrims)
  5. Malaysia (233,376 pilgrims)
  6. Yemen (232,984 pilgrims)
  7. Turkey (225,670 pilgrims)
  8. Algeria (208,238 pilgrims)
  9. Iraq (144,995 pilgrims)
  10. Jordan (134,359 pilgrims)
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The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said that all these pilgrims will be served by 10,400 Saudi workers from Umrah Companies. Including 1,778 women and 8,622 men.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is also forecasting big crowd as people will start gathering for performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan. Usually, there is a lot more people perform Umrah during the month of Ramadan, so most people will soon be arriving at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to mark their Umrah.

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