PESHAWAR: PIA has commenced its Hajj operation from here today with 1st flight taking off from Bacha Khan International Airport carrying 269 pilgrims for KSA.
Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan saw off the intending pilgrims. Speaking on the occasion, he informed that the Road-to-Makkah project would be extended to all the airports of the country next year. He said the government and private Hajj tour operators were being monitored under the special directive of the PM.
An official of KP Hajj Directorate, while talking to NPTV, told that a total of thirty-one thousand five hundred intending pilgrims will be airlifted from Peshawar in 50 Hajj flights. The operation will be completed by the 5th of August.
From Karachi too 1st Hajj flight carrying intending Hajjis left for Medina today. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail while saying farewell to the pilgrims at the airport. lauded the national carrier for providing travel facilities to 78,000 Hajj pilgrims this year.