ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the Foreign Office and Director General Hajj to double their efforts for finding missing pilgrims and re-uniting them with their respective families.
He was speaking to Director General Hajj on phone. The Prime Minister is being updated on hourly basis regarding Pakistani pilgrims missing in the Mina incident.
Meanwhile, taking note of the Guardian report about martyrdom of two hundred thirty Pakistanis in Mina, Foreign Office has clarified that martyrdom of only nine Pakistanis has been confirmed so far. A statement issued by the Foreign Office said the Embassy of Pakistan is facilitating identification of bodies at the Mortuary in Makkah. Besides efforts are also being made to locate missing Hujjaj. NNI