Repatriation of Hajj pilgrims continues, over 14,000 reached Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Over 14,000 pilgrims have returned to Pakistan after performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia, Radio Pakistan reported.
According to the reports, 9,000 pilgrims of government Hajj scheme and 5,000 others under private Hajj scheme landed at various airports in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, around 3,000 Pakistani pilgrims have reached Medina after performing Hajj, where they will stay for eight days to offer prayers in Prophet’s Mosque and visit shrine of the Holy Prophet [Peace Be Upon Him] to pay homage.
The flight operation will soon commence from Medina airport as well, said sources.
Hajj flight operation for repatriation of Pakistani pilgrims to their homeland will conclude on September 15.
Earlier on August 18, a flight of private airline had landed at the Lahore Airport carrying 207 Hajj pilgrims from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Hujjaj were warmly welcomed at the airport by the authorities of religious ministry.
Earlier, PIA’s first post-Hajj flight PK-8702 with 166 pilgrims on board had landed at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. The flight was departed from Jeddah airport.