ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Haj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, expects the number of visas for Umrah visitors to exceed 6 million this year,with over 400,000 likely to arrive this month alone.
Bander Al-Hajjar, minister of Haj, said the ministry issued more than 6 million visas, adding that more than 5.6 million pilgrims arrived for Umrah, of whom 5.3 million had already left Saudi Arabia, Arab News reported.
“The Saudi government has completed all preparations. We have been implementing several projects aimed at facilitating the Umrah season and to accommodate the large number of visitors,” said Al-Hajjar.
These projects are unique and unprecedented in the history in terms of diversity, speed and efficiency, he added.
The Kingdom has given top priority to the development of the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah.