Post Haj flights commence from today

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August 17,2019

Islamabad: A month long post Haj-flight operation, to bring back over 200,000 Pakistani hujaj from Saudi Arabia, would commence from today , said spokesman Ministry of Religious Affairs and...

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Islamabad: A month long post Haj-flight operation, to bring back over 200,000 Pakistani hujaj from Saudi Arabia, would commence from today (Saturday), said spokesman Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

Talking to this agency, he said three airlines including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Blue and Saudi Arabian Airline would participate in the flight operation in 10 cities including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Sukkur and Sialkot.

The flight operation would continue till September 15. He said over 200 hujaj would reach Karachi on Saturday by a flight of Saudi Arabian Airline. The ministry had offered optimum facilities to pilgrims during their stay in Saudi Arabia.

A total of 187 ministry officials, 469 medical mission, 545 Pakistan Muavineen-e-Hujaj belonging to Police and Scouts and 900 local Muavineen-e-Hujaj were deployed to facilitate the pilgrims during haj-2019. He said 12 field dispensaries were established to provide free medical facilities to intending pilgrims. A total of 19 ambulances had also deployed to facilitate pilgrims.


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