Extension of Road to Makkah initiative to Peshawar next year.

PESHAWAR -- Director Hajj Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Qazi Sami-Ur-Rehman has said that Hajj flights from Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA), Peshawar will start under Road to Makkah initiative next year.

Talking to reporter here on Thursday, he said that under the initiative all immigration related formalities of pilgrims will be completed in Peshawar to minimize burden on immigration authorities at Jeddah.

He said that training of the pilgrims has been completed before the beginning of Hajj operation and so far 69,984 pilgrims, which are 89 % of the 50% quota of the public sector Hajj quota have been imparted the training. Only 1184 had not came for training carried out at 23 Training Centres across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Regarding training in Peshawar, he said that 2754 pilgrims have been imparted training in four sessions, saying that 842, 832, 577 and 503 pilgrims been given training in these session.

Similarly, he said that pilgrims have also been vaccinated against various diseases at the Haji Camp and said that for this purpose, the...

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