Pakistanis ranked second in the number of Umrah pilgrims who visited Saudi Arabia during the current season's last 3.5 months.

Overall, 370,000 Pakistani Umrah pilgrims visited Saudi Arabia during the current season, which runs from the 1st of Muharram to the 20th of Dhul-Qadah. The Hajj season lasts from the 21st of Dhul-Qadah to the 30th of Dhul Hijjah.

This year's Umrah season began on July 30 in Saudi Arabia, with 1,964,000 pilgrims from around the world participating.

Furthermore, 1.78 million Muslims from all over the world flew to Saudi Arabia, while 180,000 pilgrims travelled by road and 1,200 by sea.

Indonesia has topped the number of Umrah pilgrims during the season as more than 551,000 pilgrims were belonging to Indonesia followed by Pakistani pilgrims 370,000, 230,000 from India and 100,000 from Egypt.

The Saudi government extended the validity of Umrah visas from one month to three months.

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