Political leaders here expressed grief over the martyrdom of about 769 Haj pilgrims in Mina stampede.

MPAs Kiswar Karim and Namad Nawaz Tipu expressed his grief over the incident that killed hundreds of pilgrims and injured many others. They criticized rescue teams over their failure to control the situation. He said Saudi Arabia has been taking all efforts and huge resources in providing service to the pilgrims and the Holy sites.

They said that death of 17 Pakistanis including Syed Asad Murtaza Gilani, af romer MNA and nephew of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, have so far been confirmed while 84 Pakistsanis are under treatment.