Death toll of Pakistani pilgrims rises to 46


ISLAMABAD: Death toll of Pakistani pilgrims in Mina stampede in Saudi Arabia during Hajj has reached 46, Pakistan Television reported Tuesday.


Quoting Minister for Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, the channel reported that 53 Pakistani are still missing.

The minister however said, all out efforts are being made to find all the missing Pakistanis as all the phone numbers of the helpline were fully operational.

Sardar Yousaf said, out of total 39 injured Pakistanis, 29 had been discharged from the hospitals while 10 were still under medical treatment.

He said some Pakistani pilgrims who lost their lives in Mina were buried in Saudi Arabia.

He said the helpline number 00966593965613 can be contacted to get any information about Pakistani Hujjaj.

“I am in Saudi Arabia to supervise all the operation and to find Pakistanis who are still missing,” the minister said.