ISLAMABAD Aug 09 (TNS):
More than 71,000 Pakistani pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. At least 45000 people have gone to Saudi under government scheme whereas more than 26000 will perform Hajj through private scheme.
Ministry of Religious Affairs has sent nearly 650-member welfare staff from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia in order to look after the pilgrims. The staff includes 250 doctors and paramedical staff who will provide medical care to Hajj pilgrims at Jeddah airport, Makkah and Madina.