On Sunday night, first flight of Hajj with 150 pilgrims took off from Quetta International Airport to Madina Munwwara, A total of 9950 pilgrims would be airlifted by 35 flights from Balochistan. The Hajj flight operation from Quetta will continue till August 2.
Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal and Parliamentary Secretary for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Aftab Jahangir saw them off at Quetta Airport.
At the same time, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interreligious Harmony reported that 8,119 pilgrims interested in the governance of the Hajj regime arrived at Madina Munawwara by 34 flights.
The pilgrims will stay in Madina Munawwara for eight days and then leave for Makkah Mukarma.
A spokesperson of the ministry said residences have been acquired in Markazia area, which is near to Haram Sharif.
On 2 July, more than 4,316 Pakistanis were selected in the third round of voting to perform Hajj as part of the government Hajj scheme.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has asked the successful intending Hajj pilgrims to deposit their dues in their respective banks by July 10.
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17 November, 2019