Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

International

Umrah pilgrims now can stay in Saudi Arabia for 90 days: Minister

Minister for Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia Dr Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has announced that the Umrah visa has been extended from one to three months for all pilgrims of all nationalities.

He made this important announcement in Tashkent during his two-day official visit to Uzbekistan.

Minister said issuance of Umrah and pilgrimage visas has been made easier through the online platform ‘Nusuk’.

He said the new facility was introduced in November last year to facilitate overseas pilgrims in getting Umrah and visit permits for Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madina through mobile applications.

“In cooperation with Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the launch of a new service that allows overseas pilgrims to get permits for Umrah and prayer in the Grand Mosque, as well as for visiting the Prophet’s Mosque through ‘Eatmarna’ and ‘Tawakkalna’ Applications, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said in a statement.

The ministry said that the service will be effective through the applications just after registering on the Saudi “Quddum” platform.

Saudi Minister urged all users of Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications to take the initiative and update the two applications on their mobile app stores.

Avatar photo
Written By

I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

National

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Just watch how bravely a young female police officer of Punjab Police in Lahore, Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi, saved the life of a young...

Latest Updates

Rawalpindi’s Chief Police Officer (CPO), Syed Khalid Hamdani, took decisive action by dismissing Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Imtiaz Nasir from duty in the aftermath of...

International

Foreign Nationals Italy is grappling with labor shortages across various professions, prompting the government to release a substantial number of work permits for foreign...

Latest Updates

The Sindh government has taken a decisive step by imposing a ban on the use of Sheesha and e-cigarettes (vape) in public places, signaling...