Saudi Arabia News
The government of Bangladesh, through the Ministry of Religious Affairs, organizes the Hajj pilgrimage every year. In recent years, the number of Bangladeshi pilgrims allowed to perform Hajj has been around 120,000. This number has been reduced significantly in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto have been meeting several world leaders to secure funding or loan. Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has expressed hope of receiving a second USD 3 billion bailout from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has said that it will no longer provide unconditional loans.