Karachi—August 6: PIA has started its pre-Hajj operation from Lahore and Karachi this morning when PK 759 departed from Lahore for Jeddah, carrying 265 intending pilgrims, while PK 715 left Karachi for Madinah Munawwara, carrying 329 intending pilgrims.
Mr. Yousuf Waqar, a PIA Board member saw off the intending pilgrims at the Lahore airport, while senior PIA management saw them off at other airports.
PIA’s Hajj operation has already started from Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta since yesterday morning. In total six flights have been operated by the national carrier as yet, transporting more than 1500 intending pilgrims.
During the Pre-Hajj operation PIA will operate more than 265 special as well scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia from 10 cities of Pakistan carrying more than 51,000 intending pilgrims.