13 Pakistani Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


A total of 13 Pakistani Haj pilgrims, including three women, have died in Saudi Arabia, said an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

In a statement on Monday, he said the pilgrims had gone to Saudi Arabia for performing Haj.

Eleven pilgrims have died in Makkah and two in Madina. Among the dead, two had gone to holy places under government scheme and 11 through private scheme.

The government would pay Rs 500,000 each to the legal heirs of the deceased pilgrims. The deceased had been buried in Janah-tul-Baqih and rest in the graveyard of Makkah.