Pakistan Hajj Volunteers Group (PHVG), is a volunteer service organization of Pakistani expatriates based only in Saudi Arabia for the only purpose of serving the pilgrims (Hujjaj) during the pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah Al Mukarramah. The operation of the group commenced in 2011 with only 85 volunteers from all walks of life, since then the number has kept on increasing and has reached in thousands. The volunteers provide assistance and guidance to the pilgrims (Hujjaj) from the 10th to 12th of DhulHijjah in Mina, Azizia and Makkah Al Mukarramah.

PHVG conducts all its operations, while adhering the Saudi laws, rules and regulations. PHVG works under the guidance and support of Pakistan Hajj Mission, Pakistan Consulate Jeddah, and Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh along with local Saudi volunteer organization Jamaia Marakaz Alahia based out of Makkah Al Mukarramah.

The volunteers are not paid any kind of stipend, salary or remuneration for their services, as all volunteers perform this honorable service of helping and guiding the pilgrims to seek the pleasure and reward from Allah swt.

All Pakistanis above 16 years of age, having valid Saudi residence permit (Iqama) can join PHVG as volunteers. PHVG volunteers are not allowed to perform Hajj, as the main responsibility of the volunteers is to help and guide the needy Hujjaj during the Hajj days.

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Success Story

Pakistan Hajj Volunteer Group (PHVG), is a volunteer service organization of Pakistani expatriates from all walks of life in Saudi Arabia. The operation commenced in 2011 with only 85 volunteers to provide help and guidance to pilgrims (Hujjaj) in Mina, since then the number has kept on increasing. The successful operation of PHVG has been supported and applauded by the Pakistani community, Govt. of Pakistan and Pakistan Hajj Mission in Jeddah along with Jamia Marakaz Alahia, a local Saudi volunteer organization based in Makkah, Saudia Arabia. PHVG trained and deployed thousands of volunteers to serve the pilgrims in Mina and other holy sites during 10th to 12th Dhul Hajj during Hajj.

Every year PHVG mobilizes volunteers from various parts of the Kingdom and conducted several training sessions in order to fully prepare volunteers with necessary information and skills for effective performance of various services for pilgrims. Up to 5th of Dhul Hijjah, PHVG volunteers from Makkah have conducted training session in pilgrims’ Azizia, Makkah residential buildings and provided guidance for performing of rituals of Hajj and understanding of locations in Mina, Muzdalifa and Arafat.

A control room was set up, with experienced and senior volunteers just outside Mina, in Azizia district of Makkah to provide guidance to volunteers and pilgrims with 24 hours help line numbers during the operation.

During Hajj operations from 10th to 12 Dhul Hajj, teams of 10 to 15 volunteers were deployed at all key locations in Mina to assist pilgrims round the clock. Every year thousands of lost pilgrims were guided by dedicated volunteers towards their Makateb (Tents in Mina), whereas, hundreds of exhausted, sick and elderly pilgrims were taken to their tents and clinics or hospitals with the help of wheelchairs or ambulance services from Saudi Government.

PHVG volunteers also provide special assistance to sick or injured pilgrims to perform an important ritual of Hajj, i.e. Tawaf-e-Ziarat (circumambulation of Kaaba) because of their inability to travel to Makkah.