PESHAWAR: The first Haj flight arrived at Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar with 275 pilgrims on board a private airline on Friday.

Airport Manager Zia Ahmed along with hockey Olympians Rahim Khan and Musadiq Hussain and other officials welcomed the pilgrims. Soon after arriving at the international arrival terminal, pilgrims were garlanded with flowers.

According to officials, PIA’s post-Haj operations would continue until July 21 to bring back over 35,000 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia through 171 flights.

The flights will be operational for Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Sialkot, and Peshawar.

Published in Dawn, June 22nd, 2024

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