In the final 3.5 months of the current season, the second-highest number of Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia were Pakistanis.
During the past 3.5 months of the current season, which runs from the 1st Muharram to the 20th Dhul-Qadah, 370,000 Pakistani Umrah pilgrims have travelled to Saudi Arabia. The Hajj season runs from the 21st of Dhul-Qadah to the 30th of Dhul Hijjah.
This year, Saudi Arabia’s Umrah season began on July 30 with 1,964,000 pilgrims from all over the world.
In addition, 1.78 million Muslims from throughout the world flew into Saudi Arabia, 180,000 travelled by land to Makkah, and 1,200 travelled by water.
Indonesia has topped the number of Umrah pilgrims during the season as more than 551,000 pilgrims were belonging to Indonesia followed by Pakistani pilgrims 370,000, 230,000 from India, and 100,000 from Egypt.
The Saudi government extended the validity of Umrah visas from one month to three months.