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PIA so far airlifted 40,300 intending pilgrims.

KARACHI -- The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has so far operated 100 Pre-Hajj flights and carried around 40,300 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia with on time flight departures and arrivals.

A PIA spokesman said here on Sunday that PIA on the twenty first day of its Pre-Hajj Operation, operated five Hajj flights carrying around 2,000 intending pilgrims to the Holy Land. He said that on Sunday, PIA flight from Islamabad PK 2139 carried 503 intending pilgrims, from Peshawar PK 2639 carried 329 intending pilgrims, second flight from Peshawar PK 2041 carried 329 pilgrims, from Sialkot PK 2339 carried 502 and from Quetta PK 2741 carried 318 intending pilgrims to the Holy Land.

All the departures and arrivals of PIA Pre-Hajj flights are on time.

PIA has operated 10 Hajj flights from Karachi carrying 4,409 intending pilgrims, 09 flights from Lahore with 4,457 intending pilgrims; 15 flights from Islamabad with 7,321 pilgrims; 32 flights from Peshawar with 10,749 pilgrims; 19 flights from Quetta carrying 6,219, 12 flights from Multan carrying 6,020 and 02 flights from Sialkot carrying 1,004 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. On Monday, a total of 05 flights are scheduled to operate; 02 from Peshawar, 02 from Quetta and 01 from Sialkot.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 30, 2013
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