First-ever flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), with 442 Hajj pilgrims on board, landed in Madina on Friday night (July 5) under the ‘Road to Makkah’ project. Upon arrival of the flight, Pakistani Hajj pilgrims were received by Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz and Director General Hajj Operations Sajid Yousafzai.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally inaugurated Road to Makkah project at Islamabad International airport on Friday (July 5). He was given a detailed briefing about the project, under which, immigration and other formalities of intending pilgrims traveling to the holy land are being completed at Islamabad airport. For this purpose, special counters manned by Saudi officials have been set up.
Road to Makkah programme is a pilot project being started from Islamabad airport and will be extended to other airports of the country in subsequent years. A Spokesperson of the Ministry of Religious Affairs said Road to Makkah project is a gift from Saudi Arabia to Pakistani intending pilgrims and 21,000 Hujjaj will benefit from this initiative.
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17 November, 2019