Islamabad (November 04, 2017): Saudi Arabia on Friday announced to delay implementation of biometric verification for Umrah pilgrims till December 01.
A notification issued by Saudi Arabian consulate said Umrah pilgrims would be able to get visas through same old way for now.
“Saudi Arabia gives priority to Pakistani people’s interests over all other things,” said the notification.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia had introduced biometric verification system for those going for Umrah, however the company supposed to carry out this task did not make proper arrangements which ultimately created big trouble for the pilgrims.
The Saudi embassy said once done, the biometric verification would provide relief to the people of Pakistan from waiting in long queues at Jeddah airport.
The Umrah aspirants should take appointment from Etimad for biometric registration to avoid inconvenience.