New tax imposed on Umrah ticket

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PESHAWAR: A new tax of Rs. 10,000 tax has been imposed on the Umrah Pilgrims, on which Pilgrims highly protested at Bacha Khan International Airport.

Under the new tax, all airlines are charging 90 Riyals on the one-way ticket and 180 Riyals on the two-way ticket. According to the Airlines, the tax was imposed by the Saudi Government and the money will be used for expansion of the Jeddah airport building.

This tax has been named as ‘Airport Building Tax’. This tax will be received from all the passengers of all the airlines that will land Saudi Arabia. The passengers at the Bacha Khan International Airport highly protested against this tax and demanded the return of this tax.

It is clear that new tax imposed on Umrah ticket by Saudi Government.