First Hajj flights to depart today
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First Hajj flight under government scheme—as part of Road to Makkah project—will depart from capital Islamabad today (Monday) followed by a series of flights from various cities including Lahore, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
It is expected that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will also come to the Islamabad Airport to see off the pilgrims on the second flight taking off from Islamabad International Airport.
Punjab Governor, DG Religious Affairs department Dr Tahir Raza Bukhari, AIIP Manager and Air Blue officials will see off the first flight from Lahore
The Ministry of Religious Affairs said that flight operations from Faisalabad may be announced as per the convenience and demand.
All Peshawar flights have been enroute to Islamabad.
The spokesperson said 42 flights will be operated from Islamabad under the Road to Makkah project.
Reporter Saeed Ahmed Saeed