Minister asks Pakistani women to dress properly in Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Mohammad Yousaf has advised ‘mehram’ [a close male relative accompanying the woman going to perform Hajj] to ensure that women dress modestly during their stay in Saudi Arabia.

While inaugurating a two-day training programme for pilgrims on Wednesday at Faisal Mosque, the minister said every year a lot of complaints had been received about Pakistani women pilgrims not covering themselves properly and modestly during their stay at Saudi Arabia. “Every single woman pilgrim should take at least two ‘abayas’ along with her,” he said.

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