Posts tagged as: pilgrims

PIA to transport 55,800 intending pilgrims to Saudia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would transport 55,800 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia including 43,600 through 148 Pre-Hajj flights and 12,200 through regular flights, said official sources on Tuesday.The flight operation, commenced from August 16, was being conducted with fleet of Boeing 777, Airbus 310 and Airbus 330 aircraft from seven major cities of Pakistan […]

No way out: With the only route blocked, pilgrims fly to Quetta

QUETTA: After the Mastung bombing last week left 28 Shia pilgrims dead, the provincial government of Balochistan suspended movement across the 700-kilometre long Quetta-Taftan route. In view of the security situation, the hundred or so Shia pilgrims returning daily to Pakistan via the Taftan border in the Chagai district from Iran after visiting their sacred places […]

PIA’s 46 Flights airlift 19,000 intending Hajj pilgrims: PIA spokesperson

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines on the tenth day of its Hajj Operation operated four special hajj flights while carrying over 16,00 Hujjaj to the Holy Land. On Wednesday, PIA’s PK2119 carrying 487 Hujjaj left Karachi at 6.25AM, from Peshawar PK2617 carrying 324 at 09.20AM, from Multan PK2319 carrying 502 at 7.35PM and from Quetta PK2719 […]

Bomb kills 19 Pakistan pilgrims 21 kidnapped soldiers shot dead

QUETTA, Pakistan–A car bomb killed at least 19 Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan Sunday as troops searched for the killers of 21 kidnapped soldiers in the troubled northwest, officials … Quetta News Sources -2

Bomb kills 19 Pakistan pilgrims 21 troops shot…

A Pakistani security official stands guard beside a destroyed Shiite Muslim pilgrims bus at the site of a car bomb attack in Mastung some 30 kilometres south of Quetta on Sunday. … Quetta News Sources -2

Mastung: 19 killed in bomb attack on pilgrims’ bus

MASTUNG: Nineteen persons including four women were killed and twenty five wounded in an explosion near a convoy of three buses carrying pilgrims from Quetta to Taftan at Darinagar on Sunday here our sources reported. Mastung Deputy Commissioner Tufail Baloch said that one of the buses carrying 43 passengers was completely gutted, while the other […]

Bomb kills 19 Pakistan pilgrims 21 troops shot dead

AFP © <p>Volunteers search for victims in a destroyed bus at the site of a car bomb attack in Mastung, some 30 kilometres south of Quetta in southwest Pakistan, on December 30, 2012. The … Quetta News Sources -2

Pakistan blast kills 20 Shia pilgrims in latest sectarian attack

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded on Sunday near a convoy of buses taking Pakistani Shia pilgrims to Iran, killing 20 people and wounding 24, officials said, the latest attack on the … Quetta News Sources -2

Bomb kills 19 Pakistan pilgrims 21 soldiers shot dead

AFP © <p>This file photo shows Pakistani paramilitary soldiers cordoning off a street during a protest rally by Shiite Muslims, in Quetta, on April 13, 2012. The region has become an … Quetta News Sources -2

36591 intending pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia for Haj

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has so far airlifted 36,591 intending pilgrims through 86 flights to Saudi Arabia since the start of pre-Haj operation.   According to a Spokesman of PIA here on Tuesday, the national flag carrier carried 4,980 intending pilgrims through 10 flights from Karachi, 8,910 through 18 flights from Islamabad, 8,003 intending […]

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