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1st Hajj flight from Peshawar leaves for Saudi Arabia

July 5, 2019 | | Share:

The 1st Hajj flight from Peshawar with two hundred and sixty-nine intending pilgrims on board left Bacha Khan International Airport for Saudi Arabia this afternoon.

Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan saw off the intending pilgrims.

A spokesman of Hajj Directorate Khyber Pakhtunkhwa told our Peshawar correspondent that a total of thirty-one thousand five hundred intending pilgrims will be airlifted from Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar to the holy land in fifty special Hajj flights.

The process of air lifting intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Peshawar will be completed by the 5th of next month.

Speaking on the occasion, Ali Muhammad Khan said the Road-to-Makkah project will be extended to all the airports of the country next year.

He said the government and private Hajj tour operators are being monitored under the special directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, the 1st Hajj flight from Karachi Hajj carrying Hajj pilgrims left for Medina today.

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail saw off pilgrims at the airport.

He lauded the national carrier for providing travel facilities to 78 thousand Hajj pilgrims this year.

He said due to initiatives taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan Road to Makkah project has been inaugurated this year.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Category: Aviation