Pakistan

PIA’s pre-Hajj operation underway successfully

ISLAMABAD: More than 9,000 Hajj pilgrims have flown to Saudi Arabia through more than 25 flights in the PIA’s pre-Hajj Operation.

Managing Director of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Shahnawaz Rehman, while talking exclusively with ARY News, said that all flights are leaving on schedule and Boeing 777s and 747s are taking part in the operation.

He added that more than 1400 pilgrims will be sent via four special flights from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Quetta on Wednesday (today).

Shahbaz Ahmad, Senior Country Manager of PIA in Saudi Arabia has said that Saudi government has allotted additional parking to the national airliner for the Hajj Operation. He added that the scouts and volunteers in Medina and Jeddah will guide the pilgrims to the camps.

It should be noted that PIA’s Hajj Operation will transport more than 55,000 Pakistani pilgrims through 116 flights to the holy land.

The pre-Hajj Operation of the national airliner will continue till September 28.

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