Stranded Hajj pilgrims permitted to leave for Jeddah
Hajj visa holders were allowed to land at Jeddah Airport by 12 midnight of 7th Zilhaj.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – At least 148 Hajj pilgrims stranded at Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad airports have been permitted to leave for Jeddah to perform Hajj, said spokesman Ministry for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
In a statement, he said Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor has thanked Saudi authorities for granting the permission. Minister had also lauded the efforts of Pakistan ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Hajj Mission for making possible the permission to stranded Pakistanis.
Hajj visa holders were allowed to land at Jeddah Airport by 12 midnight of 7th Zilhaj. Hajj visa holders would be able to travel to Jeddah Airport by any flight.
About 123 stranded Hajj pilgrims of private scheme were being sent to Saudi Arabia through the flights of Air Blue and Saudi Air. While some 25 Hajj pilgrims stranded at Islamabad Airport were leaving from Peshawar and Lahore Airports.
Holders of Hajj visas can also arrive at Jeddah Airport ahead of schedule on the first available flight, the spokesman said.