ISLAMABAD: (APP) Religious Authorities approval must before issuance of Umrah
According to an official, Saudi government has made mandatory the verification of Religious Affairs before issuance of Umrah visa to the pilgrims.
The ministry has asked the intending Umrah aspirants to make a deal with only registered and verified Umrah companies .
The ministry has already completed the scrutiny of Umrah companies , who has sent their documents. The ministry has urged the remaining Umrah companies to send their documents for scrutiny within a fortnight. Failing which their names would be deleted from authorized list of Umrah companies .
People, if they want to get information regarding Umrah companies , should contact Umrah section of the ministry 051-9201372 during office hours.
The ministry has already established a separate wing to verify Umrah agreements inked between Zaireen and Umrah operators.
The main objective of regulating Umrah operation is to ensure timely return of Zaireen to Pakistan after performing the sacred religious obligation.