More Pilgrims Sent By Pakistan for Umrah than any Other Country in 2019


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently issued the data of pilgrims who came for Umrah from around the world in 2019. According to official statistics, 2.1 million people from Pakistan performed Umrah in 2019, more than any other Muslim country.

Maximum No of Pakistanis Performed Umrah in 2019

Maximum No of Pakistanis Performed Umrah in 2019

According to the details of acquired statistics about 1,626,080 Pakistanis performed Umrah from January to June 2019. From August to December 2019, another 495,270 Pakistanis performed Umrah. During 2019, 2,121,350 Pakistanis went to Saudi Arabia for Umrah. By comparison, in 2018, about 17 million Pakistanis went to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

Imran Siddiqui, spokesman for the Ministry of Religious Affairs, attributed Saudi hospitality to the increase in the number of Pakistani pilgrims. Saudi Arabia has played an important role in strengthening bilateral relations between Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prime Minister Imran Khan. Earlier this year, Mohammed bin Salman announced special facilities for Pakistani pilgrims like the Makkah Route. As a result, more and more people in Pakistan are encouraged to travel to Saudi Arabia.

Millions of Muslims from all over the world go to Saudi Arabia for Umrah and Hajj under Saudi Vision 2030 every year.  The Saudi government has taken numerous measures to facilitate visitors during their stay. Saudi Arabia expects more than 30 million visitors annually by 2030.

In terms of numbers, Indonesia, 3 44, 879, 262,887 from India, 97,709 from Malaysia, 65,083 from Turkey, 47,962 from Bangladesh, 45,950 from Algeria, 29,544 from the United Arab Emirates and 23,926 from Jordan performed Umrah this year.

At the start of this month, ministers of religious affairs from both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to increase the Hajj quota for Pakistan for next year. Approximately, 200,000 Pakistanis will perform Hajj in 2020 under the agreement. Pakistan’s Hajj quota for this year was 184,210.

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