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PESHAWAR: The authorities imposed ban on entry of visitors for receiving pilgrims at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar owing to security reasons, officials said.

District Coordination Officer Javed Marwat said that decision was taken in the public interest and to avoid rush at the airport. He said that pilgrims would be taken from the airport terminal to Haji Camp in Hayatabad.

The DCO said that district administration and officials of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had taken a joint decision regarding ban on the entry of visitors into the airport. He said that Haj operation between Jeddah and Peshawar would continue till November 29.

“Of course, security is one of the reasons for banning people’s entry at the airport,” Mr Marwat said, adding that arrival of visitors could cause numerous problems for security agencies and citizens.

He said that relatives could receive pilgrims at the Haji Camp. He said that CAA would provide transportation to pilgrims from airport to Haji Camp.—Bureau Report

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