ISLAMABAD: A 40-member Saudi staff arrived Islamabad on Sunday for 60 days keep to provoke Street to Makkah undertaking from Islamabad airport throughout Hajj Operation, 2019, ARY Information reported.
Federal Minister for Spiritual Affairs and Inter-faith Concord Noorul Haq Qadri welcomed the Saudi delegation and offered a bouquet.
The Saudi staff will take over the tasks at Islamabad airport tomorrow, mentioned a report.
Minister for Spiritual Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri mentioned that after the success of Street to Makkah undertaking in Islamabad, the undertaking will likely be expanded to incorporate different cities of the nation.
The Minister appreciated the function of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman who performed a job in granting of this facility to Pakistani pilgrims.
He mentioned the undertaking has began on an experimental foundation at Islamabad Airport and later it is going to be expanded to incorporate Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad and different cities.
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“Two and three new cities will likely be added into the undertaking subsequent 12 months,” he added.
The Minister termed the granting of e-visa facility to Pakistani pilgrims by Saudi authorities a very good step because it was a long-standing demand of Pakistan.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had introduced on June 27 the schedule of pre-Hajj flight operations for Karachi’s Jinnah Worldwide Airport.
Based on the schedule, first pre-Hajj flight of a non-public airline will depart from Karachi on July 5. The flight, PA-1760 would depart for Saudi Arabia with over 180 intending pilgrims on board.
From Karachi, the primary PIA Hajj flight, PK-743, will depart at 7:00 pm with 225 passengers on board for Medina on July 5.
Sources mentioned that over 25,081 intending pilgrims could be transported to Saudi Arabia by 95 flights throughout the Hajj operation from Karachi and added that the operation would proceed until August 6.