The first batch of Pakistani Pilgrims land in Madinah as the Hajj Operation kicks off
316 Pakistani pilgrims landed in Madinah on Sunday as the Hajj Operation from the country kicks off!
The first Hajj flight of the national flag carrier PK-773 left for Madina from Islamabad on May 21.
The Pakistani Pilgrims were welcomed by Director General Hajj, Abdul Wahab Somroo, Director Hajj, and other officials of the Pakistani Hajj Mission at the Madinah Munawara Airport.
As reported, 899 other Pakistani are also arriving in Madinah today through Serene and PIA airlines from Lahore, Faisalabad, and Karachi.
Reportedly, around 316 passengers boarded the first Hajj flight from Karachi city in the early hours of May 21.
At the Karachi airport, officials from the religious ministry and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) presented bouquets to the pilgrims before they boarded the PIA flight PK 773.
The inaugural flight of Hajj 2023 from Lahore took off at 05:00 am with a total of 279 pilgrims on board, marking the beginning of their holy journey to Saudi Arabia.
Another flight PK 1341 took off from Faisalabad airport, carrying a total of 149 pilgrims.
According to the officials said that a total of 899 Pakistanis will be arriving in Medinah via Serene and PIA flights from different cities on May 21.
The first batch of Pakistani Hajj pilgrims arrived in the holy city of Medinah on Sunday, the Pakistani religious affairs ministry confirmed.