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  • Hyundai, Al-Haj to assemble vehicles in Pakistan

    KARACHI: Hyundai of South Korea has joined hands with Al-Haj Group to introduce top-of-the-line heavy commercial vehicles (HCV) through a technology transfer contract (TTC) under the subsidiary of Al-Haj Hyundai Ltd...

    Al-Haj Hyundai will initially introduce a heavy duty truck Xcient, Universe Luxury buses and Mighty medium and light duty trucks...

  • Haj quota for Pakistan increased

    ISLAMABAD: The Haj quota for Pakistan has been increased to 179,210 applications for 2017...

    “An agreement for the year 2017 has been signed with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Haj quota has been enhanced from 143,368 to 179,210,” Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousuf said here on Thursday...

  • Judge brings up Qandeel Baloch in Haj scandal case

    ISLAMABAD: The recent scandal of Mufti Qavi and Qandeel Baloch echoed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) when the defence counsel in the Haj corruption case asked the court for concession for the former religious affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi for being a religious scholar...

    Mr Kazmi who hails from Multan, became federal minister in the previous PPP government and has been convicted in the Haj corruption case...

  • Qatar denies blocking Saudi Haj pilgrimage flights

    Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday had said that Qatari authorities had refused to grant a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, scheduled to transport Qatari Haj pilgrims, permission to land at Hamad International Airport...

    The Haj, a pillar of Islam that capable Muslims must perform at least once, takes place at the start of September this year...

  • Over 2 million in attendance as Haj begins

    MAKKAH: More than two million Muslims from around the world began performing the Haj rites on Wednesday...

    Iranian pilgrims were absent from last year’s Haj for the first time in decades after the regional rivals failed to agree on security and logistics...

  • PIA flight carrying Haj pilgrims lands at BBIA

    RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight carrying 331 Haj pilgrims arrived at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) from Jeddah on Wednesday...

    Speaking to the media, the state minister said the PML-N government would try to make much better arrangements for Haj pilgrims next year...

  • Audit reveals billions in irregularities in 2016 Haj operation

    ISLAMABAD: Auditors have found gross mismanagement and financial errors worth billions of rupees in the 2016 Haj operation, and uncovered a move by the Ministry of Religious Affairs to grant illegal favours to banks that collected Haj fees from applicants...

    “Audit is of the view that non-adjustment of advances was [a] violation of rules and may lead to misappropriation,” said the auditor general of Pakistan’s (AGP) report on the...

  • Pilgrims throng Mount Arafat for peak of Haj

    MOUNT ARAFAT: Around two million Muslims gathered on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the highlight of their Haj pilgrimage...

    About 179,000 Pakistanis were among those who performed what is called the rukn-i-azam of Haj and listened to the sermon delivered from Masjid-i-Nimra by Imam Dr Shaykh Saa’d bin Nasir al-Shithri...

  • PIA flies 57,000 to Saudi Arabia in pre-Haj operation

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines took around 57,000 intending pilgrims from the country to Saudi Arabia during its pre-Haj operation which concluded on Sunday...

    In a statement issued here on Sunday, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said that the national flag carrier, during its 32-day-long operation, flew 230 special Haj flights from seven major cities of the country to Madinah and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia...

  • Only dozens from Qatar make it to Saudi for Haj amid Gulf crisis

    Qatar has sent only dozens of its citizens across the border to Saudi Arabia for this week's Haj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites because of the increasingly bitter crisis between the Gulf neighbours...

    Impacting on the Haj, only a few dozen Qatari nationals have been able to travel to Makkah and Madina, western Saudi Arabia, according to a member of Qatar's state-linked National Human Rights Committee (NHRC)...

  • Haj success opens way for talks with Saudi: Iran

    Iran thanked Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its handling of the Haj operations, saying it opened the way for negotiations between the regional rivals...

    for adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims,” said Ali Ghazi-Askar, the head of the Haj organisation in Tehran, according to the state broadcaster...

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