Saudi Arabia may permit 40,000 to 50,000 Pakistani to carry out Hajj this 12 months amid the coronavirus pandemic, mentioned the Minister for Non secular Affair and Interfaith Concord, Noorul Haq Qadri.
Qadri mentioned that the Hajj this 12 months would happen underneath particular circumstances with particular norms, guidelines and laws, eligibility, standards and age restrictions, including that the intending pilgrims could be required to strictly comply with covid-19 commonplace working procedures (SOPs) throughout Hajj.
He additionally knowledgeable that solely these people shall be allowed to carry out Hajj this 12 months who’ve obtained their covid-19 vaccine, saying that the spiritual ministry would adjust to all situations laid out by the Saudi authorities.
Apart from that additionally it is anticipated that Saudi Arabia could not permit pilgrims of lower than 20 or over 50 years of age to carry out Hajj, mentioned the minister, including that “Saudi Arabia could solely permit these folks having sound well being with none severe medical situation.”
In the meantime, he additionally confirmed that the Saudi authorities has not given any indication to Pakistan for starting the Hajj preparations as numerous Saudi departments together with the Hajj and Umrah Ministry, had been nonetheless weighing totally different choices to make Hajj protected and safe for the pilgrims.
The authorities from the Kingdom had earlier introduced that solely vaccinated or immune pilgrims could be allowed to carry out Umrah and common prayers on the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina in the course of the holy month of Ramazan.
Solely these pilgrims had been granted permission who’ve already obtained the 2 doses of the covid-19 vaccine, or those that took the primary dose 14 days earlier than making use of to acquire the allow and those that recovered from the an infection already.