47 Pakistani pilgrims got injured in Makkah’s Grand Mosque crane accident.
According to media reports, at least 47 Pakistani were among those who got injured in Makkah’s Grand Mosque accident, where a giant crane crashed into the Mosque on Friday September 11, claiming at least 107 lives of pilgrims. These figures were confirmed by The Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalillulah today Saturday, September 12.
Qazi Khalillulah stated that, “Out of the 47 injured Pakistani pilgrims, 22 are under treatment in various hospitals, while 25 others received minor injuries and were discharged after treatment.”
In the intervening time, Sardar Yousuf who is Minister for Religious Affairs while talking to Radio Pakistan stated that out of the 22 Pakistanis injured, seven are in critical condition. “We are in constant contact with the Saudi authorities and we have been informed that Pakistani doctors are also providing medical aid to the injured,” he said.
On the other hand, Ambassador of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Manzoor ul Haq visited different hospitals and met Pakistani injured pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. Manzoor revealed that people are making contacts with Pakistani Embassy in Saudi Arabia for latest information.
However, Pakistan has announced all possible help to the Saudi Kingdom, in this hour of trouble while directing its ambassador in Riyadh to visit patients in hospitals. At the same time, Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif expressed his deep commiseration over the untoward incident.