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Saudi Arabia deploys over 350,000 people to serve Hajj pilgrims


06 August 2019  

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MAKKAH: Saudi authorities have deployed more than 350,000 people from various sectors to serve Hajj pilgrims.

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, who is also Chairman of Haj Central Committee said that more than 885,706  Hajj pilgrims had already arrived in the Kingdom.

According to daily statistics issued by Hajj and Visit Committee in Madinah Region,  775,138 pilgrims left Madinah heading for Makkah, while the total number of pilgrims remaining in Madinah until yesterday was 110,517.

The Prince said that more than 329,000 people, who did not hold Hajj permits, had been denied entry to the sacred places.

The authorities blocked more than 144,000 vehicles for not holding permits, arrested fifteen people for different reasons and closed 181 fake Hajj offices, he said.

(Agencies)

Publish Date : 06 August 2019 16:27 PM

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