• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

800 Pakistani pilgrims duped in travel scam, stranded in Saudi Arabia

By Super Admin
|

Lahore, July 4 (ANI): A travel agency scam has stranded as many as 800 Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia after their travel agents refunded their tickets in Pakistan.

The Daily Times quoted one pilgrim, as saying that his visa for staying in Saudi Arabia would expire in a couple of days.

He said his sub-agent in Saudi Arabia had suggested his family to surrender to the Saudi authorities, as Pakistani travel agents could not be contacted.

The sub-agent in Jeddah also advised stranded people that they would be deported if they surrendered to the authorities.

Another victim of the scam said his family had contacted the Pakistani consular for help but no one had offered to help.

Pakistan's Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi said that three Pakistani travel agents were involved in the scam. (ANI)

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more