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Hajj flight operation under govt scheme concludes

Hajj flight operation under govt scheme concludes
August 27, 2017
KARACHI (92 News) – Hajj flight operation to airlift over 1.06,000 pilgrims under the government scheme has concluded. The last PIA flight carrying 275 pilgrims landed in Jeddah on Sunday. Under the private scheme, over 54,000 pilgrims have also arrived in the holy land. The Ministry of Religious Affairs’ special facilitation center remained operational at the Jeddah airport throughout the month long flight operation to ensure prompt transportation of pilgrims to their places of accommodation. On arrival, the center also used to serve pilgrims with a meal pack comprising juices, biscuits, dates and cake etc. According to ministry’s officials, the center will remain operational for the next few days at Jeddah airport. The center will again become functional soon after the Hajj for the post Hajj operation. Overall 179,000 pilgrims under the government and private schemes are performing hajj this year.