First Hajj Flight Departs To Saudia
Fakhir Rizvi 6 days ago Sat 14th July 2018 | 12:19 PM
The first hajj flight PK 7003 carrying 327 intending pilgrims departed to Madina Munawwara from Islamabad International Airport on Saturday morning.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Jul, 2018 ) :The first hajj flight PK 7003 carrying 327 intending pilgrims departed to Madina Munawwara from Islamabad International Airport on Saturday morning.
The pilgrims were seen off by additional Secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Captain (Retd) Aftab Ahmed,Deputy Head of Mission,Saudi Embassy Habibullah Bukhari.
Congratulating the intending pilgrims Captain Aftab said the ministry has provided maximum facilities to intending pilgirms.The pre hajj flight operation would continue till Aug 15.
The pilgrims must play their role in further enhancing country's prestige and dignity.
Captain (Retd) Aftab Ahmed, Vice President Rafiq-e-Hujjaj Committee Babu Imran Qureshi briefed the intending pilgrims about Hajj rituals.
Ministry of Religious Affairs and Auqaf officials, Airport staff and family members of pilgrims saw off the pilgrims at Jinnah International Airport. The First Hajj flight carrying 180 intending Pilgrims also left from Lahore to Medina.
In the first two days 1550 intending pilgrims would be sent to Saudi Arabia.
The intending pilgrims are being intimated about their flight schedule through SMS and they can also see the schedule on the website of the Ministry.
According to PIA spokesman, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would brought 60,000 intending pilgrims to Saudia thorugh 250 scheduled flights. PIA's Boing 777 and Airbus 320 would be used for bringing the intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.