First batch of pilgrims from Kashmir who went for Hajj were welcomed by Mehbooba Mufti


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today got the principal cluster of explorers who came back from Saudi Arabia in the wake of playing out the yearly Haj journey at the Srinagar International Airport in Srinagar. 

Ms Mehbooba invited and saluted the Haj travelers on their smooth execution of 'Arkan-e-Hajj' amid the heavenly journey, an official representative said. 

As many as 6,457 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir performed the annual Haj this year and the first batch of 340 pilgrims, who left for the pilgrimage on August 10, arrived in two flights.

The return Haj flights from Saudi Arabia to Srinagar will operate till October three with two daily flights, the spokesman said

Courses of action to encourage bother free entry of Haj Pilgrims and consequent smooth adventure from the air terminal to their separate goals have been set up, the representative said.