ISLAMABAD: According to ARY News on Wednesday, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced the schedule of Hajj flights under the government program.
Senator Talha Mehmood declared in a statement that Pakistan will begin operating Hajj flights on May 21 of 2023. On Sunday, the first Hajj flight under the government plan will leave from Islamabad.
The intended pilgrims would depart for Saudi Arabia from Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore, according to a MoRA official.
The first Hajj flight from Sialkot will also leave on Monday, followed by flights from Multan and Quetta the following Tuesday and Wednesday. The intended pilgrims would leave for Saudi Arabia on June 6 from Rahim Yar Khan and on June 7 from Sukkur.
On June 20, he added, the final Hajj flight will leave the airport.
Project for the Makkah Road
Dr. Nasir Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dawood, the deputy interior minister of Saudi Arabia, came in Pakistan on Tuesday for a two-day official visit.
The Saudi Deputy Interior Minister was welcomed by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah at Noor Khan Airbase, according to a statement.
The esteemed Saudi official was due to finalize and sign a contract for the “Road to Makkah” project during his visit.
This initiative is anticipated to be a significant step toward streamlining and simplifying the immigration procedures for pilgrims, resulting in a smooth and trouble-free journey.
Dr. Nasir Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dawood was scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, and the Chief of Army Staff in addition to the signing ceremony.
Pilgrims will receive simple and hassle-free immigration amenities as a result of this project. The arrangement will facilitate 42,000 Hujjaj.
It is important to note that Saudi Arabia has started the “Road to Makkah” campaign in five nations, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Morocco, Indonesia, and Pakistan.