Hajj flight operation begins from Karachi, Islamabad
KARACHI: The Hajj flight operation started on Saturday as Pakistan World Airways’ (PIA) flights sporting pilgrims from Karachi and Islamabad landed in Medina.
PIA’s first Hajj flight, PK-7001, with 300 pilgrims departed round 2:25am from Jinnah World Airport, Karachi and landed in Medina at round 6:25am PST.
Additional, the nationwide service’s 2d Hajj flight from Islamabad with 327 pilgrims on board additionally reached Medina.
Hajj flights also are scheduled to go away from Peshawar, Lahore and Sukkur lately.
From Multan, the primary Hajj flight is about to go away on July 15 and from Faisalabad on July 17.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Spiritual Affairs and Interfaith Unity mentioned the flight operations underneath the federal government Hajj scheme will proceed from lately (July 14) until August 15 whilst operations for the go back of pilgrims will start from August 28.
A complete 1,550 pilgrims will go away from primary towns of the rustic at the first and 2d day of the operation, the spokesperson mentioned.
“The intending pilgrims underneath the federal government scheme can take a look at their flight time table at the legit website online of the ministry,” the spokesperson added.
Pilgrims had been directed to succeed in the Hajj coaching camp two days ahead of their departure, he mentioned including that their vaccination has already begun.
Passports, tickets and identity lockets could be equipped to pilgrims at their respective Hajj camps, the spokesperson mentioned.
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