PIA has carried 4,443 hajjis
to Karachi through 13 post hajj flights, 5070 hajjis
to Lahore through 14 flights 2,728 to Islamabad by 08 flights, 2,839 hajjis
to Peshawar by 09 flights, 2,277 hajjis
to Quetta by 11 flights and 2,303 hajjis
to Multan by 07 Post Hajj flights.
PIA officials and Scouts deputed at Jeddah Hajj terminal are providing assistance to hajjis
such as filling of immigration forms and guidance at Jeddah Hajj terminal.
Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said, during the Hajji
Camp all Hajjis
will be vaccinated for meningitis and other diseases.
arriving at Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta were also received by PIA officials.
He told that best possible transportation facilities would be provided to the Hajjis
, who will also be provided three time good quality meals.
were seen off by Director Airport Services PIA, Aijaz Mazhar, Director Flight Operations, Captain Qasim Hayat, Country Manager PIA, Shahbaz Ahmed and other officials of the airline at Jeddah Hajj Terminal.
CJ remarked " tour operators have created trouble for the Hajjis
However, it was a pleasant surprise to see the post-Hajj operation being carried out with ten flights a day by the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to take around 96000 HaJjis
performs hajj from Pakistan this year.
were presented with rose garlands on their arrival at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore.
He said that the his Ministry made very arrangements for Hajjis
in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and provided maximum facilities to them during Hajj.
Talking to media at the Parliament House on Wednesday, he said that if any Haji wanted to offer animal sacrifice personally, there was no barring or objection over such a move; while government charged Saudi Dirham 450 per Haji for animal sacrifices, which can be refunded to hajjis
wanting to render animal sacrifice.
He appreciated the airline employees for the success of smooth travel arrangements for about 100,000 Hajjis
without any major problem through sheer team work in this mega operation.