ISLAMABAD: Over 329 pilgrims set off for Medina in the first Hajj flight by Pakistan International Airline on Wednesday.
The pilgrims set off at 4:30 AM. They expressed satisfaction at the arrangements the government had made for them.
Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Yousuf and the Saudi ambassador bid them farewell.
“Sufficient arrangements have been made to train the pilgrims. They have been provided appropriate accommodation,” Yousuf said.
The pilgrims were warned against carrying anything suspicious in their luggage.
A private airline from Lahore also carried 217 pilgrims to Medina today.