PIA’s post- Hajj operation for bringing back Hujjaj from Saudi Arabia commenced Wednesday with flights reaching Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore, on the first day of the operations transporting more than 1,000 Hajjis.
A spokesman of the national flag carrier said that PIA’s first post Hajj flight from Jeddah- PK732 carrying 384 Hujjaj, arrived at Jinnah International Airport Karachi on Wednesday Morning.
Governor Sindh, Mohammad Zubair along with returning Hujjaj were welcomed and received by CEO PIA, Dr. Musharraf Rasool Cyan, Chief Commercial Officer, Bilal Munir Sheikh along with senior officials of the airline. All returning Hujjaj of the first Post Hajj flight were presented with rose garlands on their arrival. Sharing his views on arrival at Jinnah International Airport, Governor Sindh, Mohammad Zubair commended the services of PIA and appreciated the flights on time departure and arrival.
The other Hujjaj also expressed their satisfaction over the courtesy and performance of PIA, especially the punctuality. The Hujjaj at Islamabad and Lahore airports were also welcomed and received by PIA senior officials. PIA will bring back more than 57,000 Hajjis to Pakistan from Jeddah and Madinah to Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad and Sialkot through Hajj and regular scheduled flights. The post-Hajj Operation will conclude on October 5, 2017, it was further stated.—APP