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Chairman PIA reviews Hajj operation arrangements


Karachi; August 3, 2016

Chairman PIA, Mr. Azam Saigol chaired a high level meeting to review arrangements regarding Hajj operation for this year. All concerned PIA departments were represented in the meeting.

The meeting was informed that during 2016 Hajj operation PIA would operate flights from 10 cities of Pakistan including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sukkur, Multan, Rahimyarkhan.

In the pre-hajj operation, from August 4-September 5, PIA would operate more than 265 flights including scheduled flights to Jeddah and Madina Munawwara transporting approximately 51,000 Hujjaj.

PIA's first hajj flight PK-2503 would depart at 4:25 am from Islamabad on 4th August carrying 328 Hujjaj.

Chairman PIA directed that all departments must gear up efforts to ensure that Hajj operation is carried out in a smooth manner.