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Ministry: More than 3.8 million Umrah visas issued so far

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Ministry: More than 3.8 million Umrah visas issued so far

Government and private sector entities in Makkah and Madinah are providing first-class services to the worshippers JEDDAH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,896,580, of which 3,454,398 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry. There are 431,293 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 297,147 in Makkah and 134,146 in Madinah. Most pilgrims — 3,069,062 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 357,165 entered by land and 28,171 arrived by sea. The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (863,317) followed by Indonesia (564,273), India (373,781), Yemen (191,214), Malaysia (185,716), Egypt (177,695), Turkey (143,074), Algeria (119,545) and Bangladesh (86,476). The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 10,124 Saudis including 8,386 males and 1,738 females. Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government. Government and private sector entities in Makkah and Madinah are providing first-class services to the worshippers. The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.

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India looks to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for historic $1bn pledge

Saudi crown prince to announce major backing for Indian investment fund to modernize railways and highways New Delhi visit comes at a time of heightened tension between India and neighboring Pakistan NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to announce a $1 billion investment in India’s infrastructure and farming sectors during his first visit to the South Asian nation, experts said. The crown prince was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is expected in New Delhi on Tuesday after visiting Pakistan. He will be accompanied by leading Saudi businessmen.

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