The first Hajj flight PK 2003 carrying 329 Hujjaj arrived at the Prince Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madina on Monday.
Sajid Yousafani, Director General Pakistan Hajj Mission Jeddah, Asif Memon, Deputy Consulate General, Ashraf Lanjar Joint Secretary, Ministry of Religious Affairs and other officials of the Embassy and Consulate of Pakistan, received the hujjaj at the airport.
The second flight from Pakistan and the first flight under the private Hajj scheme, of Shaheen Airlines NL-751, carrying 253 Hajis arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport Jeddah on Monday.
The pilgrims were received by Imtiaz Shah, Director Hajj, M. Arshad Munir, Consulate Press and Saeed Sarwar, Head of Chancery and other officials of the Consulate General of Pakistan and Pakistan Hajj Mission, Jeddah.
The Shaheen Airline flight at Jeddah was also the first Hajj flight landing at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport Jeddah.
The Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Abdul Hakeem Al-Tamimi and other senior government officials of the Saudi government were also present at the airport to receive the pilgrims on their arrival.
Mr. Tamimi greeted the pilgrims with welcome gifts and flowers. Elaborate measures have been taken to receive the Hujjaj at the both the airports. The Hajj mission has also arranged welcome snacks for all the Hajis on arrival at the airport. 1954 Hajis will arrive in Saudi Arabia under the government’s Hajj scheme through 08 flights on 24 July.