Pakistan is anticipating exporting sacrificial animals consistently in front of Eidul Azha essentially to encourage the request of an enormous number of Pakistani pilgrims.
An official privy to the improvement disclosed that discussions are in progress amongst Pakistani and Saudi governments for trading sacrificial animals to Saudi Arabia ahead of Eidul Azha.
It is said that the issue was additionally examined at the Hajj warning board meeting held in Makkah as of late, considering the expansion in the demand for sacrificial animals in Saudi Arabia both for the pilgrims and the Saudis. This year, 1.6 million Muslims from over the globe would perform Hajj out of which, 184,210 are Pakistani pilgrims — including those from the government Hajj plan and private Hajj plot.
“There is no doubt that it is a huge number, therefore, the demand of the sacrificial animals automatically increases in Saudi Arabia ahead of Eidul Azha and sometimes it becomes difficult to meet the demand,” said the official.
The authority shared the most recent Hajj updates and said that so far 183,970 Pakistani pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia out of which 107,351 are under the administration Hajj plan and the remaining are under the private visit administrators.
“On August 18, intending pilgrims will start their journey towards Mina,” he said, adding that this time the majority of Pakistani pilgrims would be provided bunk beds at Mina.
The official claimed that this year, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony is making all-out efforts for providing comfortable accommodations, transportation facilities having wi-fi and three times quality food to the Pakistani pilgrims.
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