Road to Makkah Project is a great demonstration of the Pak-Saudi Arabia friendship. The project aims to facilitate Pakistani pilgrims.
Under the Road to Makkah Project, immigration and health formalities for Pakistani pilgrims will be made in Pakistan ahead of scheduled flights for Saudi Arabia. This will save several hours for pilgrims at Saudi airports.
The Saudi government is taking a keen interest in facilitating pilgrims from all over the Muslim world.
Pakistan lauded the initiative of the Saudi King Shah Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Amir Muhammad bin Salman for including Pakistan in ‘Road to Makkah Project’ to facilitate Pakistani pilgrims, said Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi.
Speaking at Jamia Masjid Maaz bin Jabal on Wednesday, Ashrafi stated that the training workshops are being arranged all over Pakistan by PUC to educate Hujjaj and pilgrims about Hajj rituals. PUC has also released a code-of-conduct to educate and guide pilgrims for their stay in Saudi Arabia during Hajj days.
The Saudi government has included Pakistan in Road to Makkah project to make the immigration process for Pakistani pilgrims easier. Under this project, Pakistani pilgrims do not have to wait several hours for immigration clearance as was practiced in past.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2019.