Almost 1,129,965 Pakistani pilgrims topped all countries for performing Umrah.

ISLAMABAD -- As many as 5,276,913 Umrah visas have been issued since the season started late October, according to the Ministry of Haj and Umrah.

According to Saudi Gazette, the ministry said Pakistan, with 1,129,965 pilgrims, topped all other countries in the number of the Umrah pilgrims, followed by Indonesia, which has sent 760,245 pilgrims.

The Saudi ministry said a total of 4,798,057 Umrah pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom until Thursday.

The ministry said 4,309,937 pilgrims performed Umrah and departed for their respective homes while 337,614 are in Makkah to complete their rites. It said 150,506 pilgrims were in Madinah paying homage to the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and praying at his mosque.

According to the ministry, as many as 4,282,413 pilgrims have arrived by air, 464,238 by land and...

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