Prime Minister Imran Khan will be inaugurating ‘Road to Makkah’ pilot project next week in Islamabad, according to Radio Pakistan.
With this project, Hajjis will be able to complete their immigration process in Pakistan and avoid long queues in Saudi Arabia.
Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Director Media, Imran Siddiqui, said that the facility will only be available at the New Islamabad International Airport in the first phase. However, it will be extended to other cities in due time.
Speaking about the Hajj operations, Imran said that PIA will start Hajj flights from Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta in July, which will continue till August 5.
Note that ‘Road to Makkah’ was a brainchild of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman okayed the project during his recent visit to Pakistan.
The project will save both time and money of 200,000 pilgrims intending to perform Hajj this year.