The over one month long pre Hajj flight operation of Government Hajj Scheme will commence from July 14, said spokesman Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Monday. Announcing hajj flight schedule, he said the first hajj flights would depart to Saudi Arabia from five cities of the county including Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Sukkur and Karachi.
The first hajj flight will depart from Karachi at 2.25 am in the morning, followed by 7 am from Islamabad. Likewise the first flight carrying 180 intendng pilgrims will depart from Multan on July 15. First flight will depart from Faisalabad on July 17. In first two days, 1,550 intending pilgrims will be sent to Madina Munawwara. The return of pilgrims will initiate from August 28.
The intending pilgrims could get their respective hajj flight schedule on ministry’s website. Pilgrims will also be informed through SMS. The vaccination of preventing intending pilgrims from fatal diseases has already been started. The ministry has asked the intending pilgrims to reach their respective Haji camp two days prior to their departure for Hajj to Saudi Arabia.