Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan has announced that the Iranian embassy in Islamabad is all set to issue of 200,000 visas to Pakistani pilgrims traveling for the holy walk of Arbaeen that will take place on the 9th of November 2017 in Karbala, Iraq.

The Chairman of Pakistan Pilgrim Welfare Foundation has added that the Iranian embassy and consulates in Pakistan have made a new record for the number of visas issued to Pakistani pilgrims this year.

The Irani government has further made arrangements for the pilgrims to travel onwards from Iran to attend the Arbaeen ritual in Iraq which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Pakistani pilgrims will use the Iranian land for travel to Iraq to participate in the Arbaeen ritual.

Ambassador, Mehdi Hoonardoost mentioned the number of visas to Pakistani pilgrims on Arbaeen last year was 150,000, however, this year due to an increase in demand the number is expected to hit 200,000.

The envoy went on to say that ending medical certificate condition for visa seeking Pakistanis is a major step taken by the embassy to facilitate pilgrims.

Good News for Pakistanis Traveling for Arbaeen Ritual! 

Pakistanis can now apply for Iranian visa without submitting their medical certificate. The embassy has also introduced an e-visa which will allow the pilgrims to get their visa in just two days. Pilgrims can apply for visas themselves getting rid of agents who try to exploit people for extra money.

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