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Saudi Arabia bans transgenders from Umrah

RIYADH: The government of Saudi Arabia has forced a ban on allowing transgender people a visa for Umrah pilgrimage, according to an official notification.

Saudi Consul General in Islamabad issued a notification on Monday prohibiting transgenders from getting visa for Umrah pilgrimage, DailyPakistan reported.

The notification was issued to travel agents of association.

Sources privy to Saudi government have reported that Travel Agents Association (TAA) has been instructed by the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in this regard, Dunya News reports.