24 May 2022, 17:38
Update : 24 May 2022, 22:28

Hajj flight begins on June 5

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DHAKA, May 24, 2022 (BSS) - The first hajj flight of the year, carrying hajj pilgrims, is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on June 5 instead of May 31.

The Religious Affairs Ministry today issued a gazette notification in this regard saying, the first hajj flight from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has been delayed to ensure smooth completion of pre-arrival immigration formalities of pilgrims in Dhaka.

It said pre-arrival immigration for Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims is scheduled to complete at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport under the Route to Makkah Initiative.

The notification said Saudi Arabian authority informed that its 40-member team of Route to Makkah Initiative with necessary devices for pre-arrival immigration will not be able to reach Dhaka before June 2.

The Saudi Arabian team will carry all those devices and equipment. Later, the devices and equipment will be installed at the airport, which will take time.

The ministry has also asked all the authorities concerned in Bangladesh to make necessary arrangements to begin the flights on the rescheduled date.

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