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Saudi government takes strict notice of sale of Umrah visas.

ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2009 (Frontier Star): The Saudi embassy has taken a strict notice of sale of its Umrah visas, and requested the federal religious minister to stop requesting visa grants. Responsible sources of ministry of Religious Affairs have confirmed to Online, that the Saudi ambassador, Abdul Aziz bin Al-Saleh had directly contacted the religious minister, Hamid Saeed Kazmi in this context, informing him of sale of the visas, for a price of Rs. 40, 000/- per visa, while the said issue has also created quite serious kind of suspicions, even for staff members of the Saudi embassy. The federal religious minister has assured that he would not be vouching for the ordinary/ general public, but rather Parliamentarians. However sources have said that majority of those recommended for Umrah visas were general public, wishing an Umrah in the Holy month of Ramadan.

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