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Post-Hajj flights operation to complete

ISLAMABAD: The one-month post-Hajj flights operation, which started on November 20 to bring back Pakistani pilgrims from Saudi Arabia, would complete on Tuesday (December 21).
Post-Hajj flights operation to complete on Tuesday During this Hajj, Ministry of Religious Affairs had sent around 160,000 pilgrims to the Holy land to perform their religious obligation under the government and private schemes.Pakistan International Airlines and Saudi Airlines are operating special Hajj flights to complete the post-Hajj flights operation, a spokesman of the Ministry of Religious Affairs informed APP on Monday.

“The overall Hajj operation is going to complete tomorrow in accordance with the schedule,” he said. He said around 160,000 pilgrims have so far returned from Saudi Arabia after performing Hajj since the beginning of post-Hajj flights operation.
Commenting on medical facilities to Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, he said a hospital and dispensaries equipped with paramedical staff including specialist doctors had been set up in Makkah where provision of medicines was ensured.
The spokesman said the medical mission attended 1,46,000 Pakistani pilgrims, out of these 695 were referred to the Saudi hospitals.
The ministry had provided medicines worth Rs. 24 million at the medical centres to ensure complete health cover to Pakistani pilgrims.
He said 145 Pakistani intending pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia mostly due to natural causes since October 11 after reaching the Holy Land to perform the religious obligation of Hajj.
The deceased pilgrims have been laid to rest in Makkah and Madina where they breathed their last, intimating the heirs about the demises. – APP
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