First Haj flight from Sialkot International Airport on Wednesday

08:59 PM | 9 Jul, 2019
First Haj flight from Sialkot International Airport on Wednesday
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SIALKOTPakistan International Airlines (PIA) will begin its direct Hajj flights operation from here on Wednesday.

PIA's first Hajj flight (PK-745) carrying 307 intending pilgrims will take off for Saudi Arabia from Sialkot International Airport tomorrow, said Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) Chairman Nadeem Anwar Qureshi.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, who was hospitalized with chest pain on Tuesday, is expected to see off the Hajj pilgrims of first flight in a special ceremony.

Meanwhile, Sialkot Hajj Operation In-charge Syed Mujeeb Shah said that all the necessary arrangements had been completed for hajj flights operation. He further said that Hajj operation from SIAL will continue till August 03.

He said that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will transport 4152 Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia through 11 direct Hajj flights from here.