ISLAMABAD: Toll of Pakistani pilgrims martyred in Mina stampede has now reached to 100 as Faisalabad’s missing Khalid Rumani has also been confirmed dead.
According to details, as many as 18 Pakistani pilgrims are still missing while two are under treatment in Saudi hospital.
Religious Affairs Ministry has issued an update on the Mina tragedy according to which 100 Pakistan nationals have lost their lives. At least 56 pilgrims have been laid to rest in Saudi Arabia out of the total. Reliable information about 309 Pakistanis has been received so far in the matter.
The ministry was directed by Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif right after the mishap to upload details including passport numbers and names of the pilgrims who were either missing, under treatment or were confirmed dead.
The ministry had formed a telephone line and an information desk to provide details to the families concerned. However, some reports surfaced that the number was not functional.
Soon after the incident, British newspaper, The Guardian reported that at least 236 Pakistanis had lost lives until then but the Foreign Office (FO) rejected the claims.