ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally inaugurated Street to Makkah undertaking at Islamabad Worldwide Airport, ARY Information reported on Friday.
Upon arrival PM Khan was given an in depth briefing concerning the undertaking, below which, immigration and different formalities of intending pilgrims travelling to the Holy Makkah are being accomplished at Islamabad airport.
Below the Street to Makkah undertaking, no less than ten immigration counters have been arrange on the airport to offer immigration services to Pakistani pilgrims.
It should be famous that the Saudi Arabia authorities initiated this undertaking on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A delegation comprising 51 immigration officers of Saudi Arabia paid a go to to those counters to assessment the preparations forward of the start of Hajj flight operation.
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It’s for the primary time that Pakistani pilgrims will get immigration and customs services at Pakistani airports earlier than heading for Hajj as they may not need to undergo the immigration course of upon arrival at Saudi airports.
The federal Non secular Affairs minister Noorulhaq Qadri had appreciated the position of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in granting this facility to Pakistani pilgrims.
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He mentioned the undertaking has began on an experimental foundation at Islamabad Airport and later it will likely be expanded to Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, and different cities.
In the meantime, the primary pre-Hajj flight of a non-public airline was departed from Karachi on July 5.
Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Imran launched the Nationwide Poverty Commencement Initiative to assist the poor struggle poverty by offering them interest-free loans, property transfers and vocational and abilities coaching.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the initiative in federal capital, he mentioned the federal government will introduce new initiatives below the umbrella of the Ehsas Programme each month to drag the folks out of poverty.
The prime minister distributed cheques of various quantities of interest-free loans to assist the poor arrange companies on a small scale to uplift their dwelling requirements.