Apr 12, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA TO HOST SUDANESE PILGRIMS UNTIL THEIR FLIGHTS RESUME
According to the Saudi Press Agency report, Saudi Arabia will host pilgrims of Sudan until their flights to the country are restored, All flights to and from Sudan were halted on 11th April 2019. Recommend : Airlines to compensate 200% on refusing special needs person
Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to provide for the pilgrims from Sudan until their transport links are resumed. This is not the first time Saudi Arabia offered this to pilgrims earlier when Pakistan cancelled its flights then also King Salman hosted Pakistani pilgrims.
- All flight from and to Sudan were halted after the country's President was removed from power by the Sudanese military. Airports in Khartoum and Port Sudan were also closed.
- Which led the Kingdom's Saudi Airlines and Flynas to announce that they suspended all flights to and from Sudan. See Also : Drop in number of expats drivers for families in Saudi Arabia
- Al Bashir's ouster follows months of protests against his rule that have been met with a response from security forces after dozens of people have been killed in the ongoing protests.
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