Pakistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs has officially released the flight schedule for Hajj 2023, operating under the government scheme. Senator Talha Mehmood made the announcement, revealing that the first flight will depart from Islamabad on May 21. Additionally, pilgrims will also embark on their journey from Karachi and Lahore.
The subsequent schedule includes the first Hajj flight from Sialkot, scheduled for Monday, followed by flights from Multan on Tuesday and Quetta on the following Wednesday. Rahim Yar Khan and Sukkur will have their flights on June 6 and June 7, respectively, while the last Hajj flight is set to depart on June 20.
To enhance the pilgrims’ experience, the “Road to Makkah” project has been introduced. As part of this initiative, Dr. Nasir Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dawood, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Interior Minister, visited Pakistan for a two-day visit. The project aims to simplify and streamline immigration processes, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey for the pilgrims.
During his stay, the Saudi official was scheduled to finalize and sign an agreement pertaining to the “Road to Makkah” project. Furthermore, he was expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, and the Chief of Army Staff.
The “Road to Makkah” initiative has been implemented in five countries, including Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Morocco, and Bangladesh, with the aim of providing convenient immigration facilities for pilgrims.