More than 2,200 Hajjis reached Pakistan through seven initial PIA Post Hajj flights from Saudi Arabia

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Karachi, August 18, 2019 (PPI-OT): More than 2,200 Hajjis have reached Pakistan through seven initial PIA Post Hajj flights from Saudi Arabia. PIA Post Hajj Operation of bringing back Hujjaj from Saudi Arabia commenced from Saturday evening with on time arrivals. The post Hajj flight arrivals on the first and second day reached Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Faisalabad. The Hajjis were welcomed by PIA officials and presented with rose garlands.

At Karachi, PIA Airport Station Manager, Ahmed Alam, Dy. GM Security PIA M. Amjad and senior officials welcomed and received the Hujjaj. At Islamabad, District Manager PIA Faraz Ahmed and Dy. General Manager Amjad DurraniŲŒ Station Manager Pervaiz Naseer, at Lahore, PIA District Manager Salimullah Shahani and Station Manager Ali Asghar Zaidi, at Peshawar District Manager Abrahim Yousafzai, Station Manager Shahzad Taimoor and at Faisalabad District Manager Qaiser Iqbal and Station Manager Ashfaq Awan along with senior PIA officials welcomed the Hujjaj.

The Hajjis expressed their satisfaction over PIA services and appreciated the efforts upon their arrival back to Pakistan. CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik has instructed PIA officials to provide best services to the returning hujjaj. PIA will bring back more than 82,000 Hujjaj through 290 Hajj and Regular Scheduled Flights to Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Sialkot and Faisalabad. PIA Post Hajj Operation will conclude on 14 September.

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