ISLAMABAD: Pre-Hajj flights from Pakistan will commence from 3rd August and continue for a month till 4th September.

According to officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the first Hajj flights will leave for Saudi Arabia from Lahore and Karachi on 3rd August.

A total of 143,368 Pakistanis will perform Hajj this year, fifty percent through government scheme and same number of pilgrims through various private schemes.