The Ministry of Religious Affairs is responsible for the pilgrimage beyond Pakistan, Muslim pilgrims visits to India for Ziarat and Saudi Arabia for Umra & Hajj. It is also responsible for the welfare and safety of pilgrims and zairines. The main activities also include research based Islamic studies, holding of conferences, seminars, trainings, education of Ulemas and Khateebs , exchange of visits of scholars of Islamic learning with the liaison amongst foreign and international institutions.This Division also performs other activities like management of Ruit-e-Hilal, Dawah , council of Islamic Ideology, infants and minor adoption laws. There are six subordinate offices working as Directorates of Hajj of this Ministry and two Autonomous bodies i.e. Council of Islamic Ideology and Pakistan Madrassah Education Board. Ministry of Religious Affairs consists of one division, the Religious Affairs Division.