It wasn’t immediately clear how this would affect the overall death toll in the disaster.
Civil defense officials could not be immediately reached. It is therefore incumbent on the authorities to use a few of the money to ensure the safety and well-being of pilgrims and avoid any such recurrence.
“The Ambassador while speaking on Eyewitness News said he will recommend to government to consider stopping senior citizens from going to Saudi Arabia saying “…this is one of my recommendations that I’m going to give to government at the end of the day“.
The ministry also summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires Wednesday, warning against any delay in identifying and repatriating missing and dead Iranian pilgrims, Iran’s state-run Mehr News Agency reported.
Federal Minister Sardar Yousuf told Geo News that 335 missing Pakistani pilgrims have been found. Roknabadi’s brother, Mortza, said his family still hoped he was alive.
The Islamic Republic has the highest confirmed death toll among foreign nationalities by far, accounting for more than half of the 769 people Saudi Arabia says were killed, followed by Egypt with 124. In previous years, the hajj has drawn more than 3 million pilgrims without any major incidents.
The accusations of mismanagement of the pilgrimage strike at a key pillar of the Saudi royal family’s prestige.
The letter, whose addressed, King Salman, was referred to as “the custodian of the two holy mosques”, was signed by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder and the organization’s chief executive officer, Robert Singer.
But there is also anger and anxiety elsewhere throughout the Muslim world.
There are thousands of people who are still unsure if their loved ones who went to perform the Hajj are missing or dead.
Hashmi visited Jeddah following a dirty propaganda war unleashed by Iran after the stampede in Mina which killed more than 770 hajis.
“Vehicular movements were restricted in parts of Mecca on Arafat and Jamarat days all in an effort to have hitch-free movement to the stone throwing site“.
Pakistan and Indonesia’s number increase an Associated Press count of the dead from the disaster to at least 1,036 killed. Meanwhile, the coalition said it had seized a boat last Saturday in the Arabian Sea, 150 nautical miles off the Omani port of Salalah, loaded with weapons destined for Yemeni rebels.