Muslims from different countries across all the world travel to Makah, Saudi Arabia where they perform Umrah which is also known to be a “Minor Hajj” performed at any time of the year except five days of “Hajj”.
There are many verses from the Holy Quran and Hadith which describes the importance of Umrah. The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said that “Umrah in the Holy Month of Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj”
Saudi’s Govt. restricts the Umrah tour upto maximum 15 days because of Harram’s construction. Many Companies are offering their different Umrah Packages during the Holy Month Ramadan up to 7 to 15 days. These Companies are responsible forthe people’s look after. But unfortunately, some Pakistani companies are badly involved in some illegal activities. Saudi’s Govt. banned these Companies and issued new directions for the Umrah tour companies. Saudi’s Govt. canceled license of these companies and demanded Pakistani Govt. to not allow these companies for the operational work.
Pakistani Govt. took some serious action against these companies for involving illegal activities who providing poor services to the people who go for Performing Umrah. So Pakistani Govt. also issued some new directions for the people that they should contact the Registered Companies for the Umrah tour. That company will be responsible of their living arrangements, Shuttle Services like Airport to Makah and Medina and strictly follow the rules of Saudi’s Govt. otherwise Govt. will take the action against the company and may cancel the license.