LAHORE: The post-hajj operation will be started from September 6, as pre-hajj operation has been completed successfully.
Talking to APP on Monday, a spokesman of the Hajj Directorate Lahore said that, as many as 21,000 pilgrims left from Lahore through government hajj scheme while another 15,600 pilgrims departed through private quota.
He said that Pre-hajj operation was started on July 25 from the city and initial flights were reached directly to Madinah Munawarrah during first fifteen days of the operation, while other flights reached directly to Jeddah from Pakistan.
He said the hajj operation remained continue till Aug 25 and this year 107,526 pilgrims left to perform Hajj under government scheme, while 71,000 departed to perform Hajj through private scheme from different cities of the country.
He said that government scheme Hujjaj were airlifted to the Holy land by designated airlines including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Shaheen Airlines, Saudi Airline and Air Blue.
The post-hajj operation will be started from September 6 and it will be completed on October 5 with the last flight of returning back of hujjaj, he added. – APP
Story first published: 28th August 2017