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Saudi Embassy in Pakistan Refutes Misinformation Regarding Rights of Qatari Citizens to Perform Umrah

Islamabad,The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has refuted misinformation and false allegations by some sections of media about the rights of Qatari citizens to perform Umrah.

In a statement issued here, the Embassy explained that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since the first day decided to sever diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar, confirmed its consideration towards the Qatari brothers and facilitation of their performance of the rituals easily according to mechanisms organized by the competent authorities.

It said that the statement issued by the Qatari embassy in Islamabad on Thursday, June 7, 2018 is only one of the desperate and open attempts to make the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responsible of Qatari citizens not being able to enter the Kingdom for Umrah.

The Embassy, through its statement to the Muslim community, clarified that some of the Pakistani newspapers are incorrect about the inability of the citizens and residents of Qatar to perform the Umrah rituals.

According to the statement issued by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in 19/09/1439H, the Kingdom welcomes Qatari citizens to visit and perform Umrah.

"Since the issuance of the statement of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has received a number of Qatari Umrah performers, who arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport, and provided them with all services to facilitate their performance of the rituals, like other Muslims from all over the world", the Embassy explained.

Source: Saudi Press Agency