Pakistani Hajjaj are returning home today. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for its part has made special arrangements for their return.
According to sources, all airports will be on high alert and their security has been enhanced. National flag carrier PIA and other airlines have also started their special inbound Hajj flights.
According to a CAA spokesperson, arrangements have been made on all the airports where special Hajj flights are set to land. Authorities have limited access around the airport premises as a precautionary measure.
CAA said that these methods are being adopted to ensure safe and hassle-free arrival of Hajjaj Karam.
Following instructions have been issued by CAA:
- To ensure the safety of Hajjaj Karam and other passengers, security of the airports has increased. During the Hajj flights, airports will be on high alert.
- To receive the passenger or Hajjaj, only one person will be allowed to enter the airport.
- All vehicles and people entering the airport will go through an extensive security check.
CAA have requested that people who allow entering the airport must cooperate with the airport staff and security personal.
From today, PIA along with other private carriers have started bringing back Pakistani pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, a total of 9 special Hajj flight will be operated on different airports of Pakistan and up to 945 Hajjis will return home.
Post Hajj operations will end on 5th October. During this period, PIA, SAI and Air Blue will operate more than 600 special flights to facilitate the Hajjis.