ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Hajj Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that so far more than 3.2 million pilgrims have arrived through the Kingdom’s air, sea and land inlets to perform Umrah.
The ministry said it had issued 3.7 million Umrah visas, The Daily Saudi Gazette reported.
The ministry’s undersecretary Issa Rawas said there were 43,000 pilgrims more than last year.
The current Umrah season had started on Dec. 4, 2013. He said the ministry is electronically monitoring the services being provided to the guests of God and that the number of overstayers had dropped to just 0.012 percent.