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Pakistan will send 81,132 pilgrims for Hajj this year

Pakistan has received the second highest quota for Hajj this year after Indonesia of the total Hajj quota of about one million for 2022. Saudi Arabia’s Hajj and Umrah Ministry allotted a quota of 100,051 for Indonesia, Pakistan received 81,132, and India came third with allocation of 79,237 pilgrims.

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It is relieving news that Hajj and Umrah are back to normal after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. After the global epidemic Coronavirus ended, according to reports, the Saudi government stated that Saudi Arabia was hosting one million Hajj pilgrims this year, in which domestic and foreign pilgrims would enjoy the blessings.

Of the total number of one million pilgrims who will be allowed to perform Hajj this year, a major chunk of 85 percent or 850,000 pilgrims will be from outside of the Kingdom.

The Saudi government increased the quota for pilgrims in 2022 after a two-year ban was imposed in the wake of the global pandemic. Now Covid-19 restrictions are lifted for most of the activities in most areas and countries.

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The government imposed quotas on Hajj petitions from all Muslim nations, including Bangladesh (57,585), Nigeria (43,008), Afghanistan (13,582), and Turkey (37,770) based on the Muslim population and other country-specific criterias.

Similarly, the United Kingdom received 12,348 quotas, the United States received 9,504 quotas, and France received 9,268 quotas.

Saudi Arabia allots Hajj quotas to each country depending on its Muslim population, however this year, anyone above the age of 65 will be unable to perform Hajj due to official regulations.

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