The Pakistan International Airlines—PIA would be commencing the pre-Hajj operations from Thursday, and it would continue until the 5th of July as per the reports of local media.
This information was shared at a meeting led by the Minister for Aviation—Ghulam Sarwar Khan in the federal city on Monday.
The meeting was told that the national flag carrier has planned a total of 294 flights for the intending pilgrims. The post-Hajj flight operations would start from the 17th of August to 14th September this year.
While speaking on the occasion, the minister said that it is laudable that the Pakistan International Airlines is starting direct Hajj flights from Quetta this year for the first time.
He said that counters have been set up by the Saudi Immigration Team at Islamabad Airport under the Road to Makkah project.
In the meantime, the authorities have begun issuing e-visas to the pilgrims registered under the government Hajj scheme as the preparations have gotten into the final phase.
As per a spokesperson of the Religious Ministry 10 Hajj pilgrims’ camps have been activated throughout the nation.
He further said that pilgrims would be given tickets, passports, identification lockets and other related needed items before their flights.