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PIA's POST HAJJ OPERATION BEGINS


Karachi; September 17, 2016

PIA's Post Hajj operation of bringing back hujjaj from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan commenced on Saturday with more than 1,200 hujjaj arriving at Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi airports.

The first Post Hajj flight PK 736 reached Peshawar on Saturday evening, followed by flights to Lahore PK 3002, Islamabad PK 764 and Karachi PK 3202. At Karachi hujjaj were received by Director Engineering Mr. Maqsood Ahmad, at Islamabad by Director Marketing Mr. Khurram Mushtaq along with Director P&L Air Cdre Imran Akhtar and Director Amir Ali. At Lahore hujjaj were welcomed by Director HR Mr. Rasheed Ahmad while GM Marketing Mr. Qamar Shamim received the hujjaj at Peshawar.

Meanwhile, Chairman PIA, Mr. Azam Saigol and CEO PIA, Mr. Bernd Hildenbrand have instructed PIA hajj team members and airline officials to provide best services to returning Hujjaj. PIA will transport more than 52,000 hajjis through its 126 special Hajj flights and 125 regular scheduled flights from Jeddah and Madinah to Pakistan. The Post Hajj operation will conclude on 16 October 2016.