FO (No Pakistani pilgrim was martyred in the crane incident in SA, FO) (Pakistan Press International)

September 12, 2015

Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah has said that 22 Pakistani pilgrims injured in the crane crash incident at Grand Mosque in Makkah and are under treatment in various hospitals.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the spokesperson said 25 other Pakistani pilgrims who sustained minor injuries have been discharged after treatment.

Qazi Khalilullah said no Pakistani pilgrim was martyred in the incident.

Meanwhile, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Yousaf has said seven of the Pakistani injured are in critical condition.

He said we are in constant contact with the Saudi authorities. Pakistani doctors are providing medical aid to the injured.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has expressed grief and sorrow over the incident in Grand Mosque.

Foreign Office said Pakistan equally shares the grief. It said Pakistani medical team is engaged in providing medical treatment to the injured.

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The contact number in Pakistan is +92-42-111725425 while in Saudi Arabia it is 8001166622.

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