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Mecca slowly stirred from a seven-month slumber on Sunday as pilgrims trickled in after Saudi authorities partially lifted a coronavirus ban on performing the umrah - a pilgrimage to Islam's two holiest sites that is undertaken at any time of year.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on September 26 informed that government is considering to start process of Haj 2021 application from October-November. "We are considering to start the process including application submission for Haj 2021 from October-November. We will wait for Saudi Arabia's guidelines and hope that the pilgrimage takes place," said Minority Affairs Minister.