11,120 Hajj pilgrims reach Saudi so far...

11,120 Hajj pilgrims reach Saudi so far

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:40 PM, 15 June 2022  

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So far, this year (till June 15 at 2 pm) 11,120 people have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the holy Hajj. They have flown to Saudi on a total of 28 flights.

Helpdesk informed this, citing Airlines, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), Bangladesh Hajj Office Dhaka and Saudi Arabia sources. 

It is learned that among them there are 3,383 Hajj pilgrims under government management and 7,737 Hajj pilgrims under private management. They arrived in Saudi Arabia on 16 flights operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 7 flights by Saudi Airlines and 5 flights operated by Flynas Airlines. 

One Bangladeshi pilgrim has died in Saudi Arabia so far. He was identified as - Md. Jahangir Kabir of Chapainawabganj arrived in Saudi Arabia on June 11 on a BG3013 flight. 

According to the latest Hajj bulletin of the government, all the Hajj pilgrims from the 1st-7th flight, which came under government management, are now staying in Medina. Besides, the pilgrims of the 8th flight, under government management, managed to reach Medina from Mecca this morning without any hindrance. 

The pilgrims will stay in Medina for eight days and return to Mecca after performing the forty times the prayers in the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi. During the journey, the officials in charge of the administrative team and members of the IT team said farewell to the pilgrims from the respective houses. 

Meanwhile, the Hajj will be held on July 8 in Saudi Arabia subject to the sighting of the moon. This time the quota of Hajj pilgrims is 4,000 under government management (including state expenses and guides), while the quota under private management is 53,585 people. The flight of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia started on June 5. The last flight to Saudi Arabia is on July 3. 

On the other hand, the return flight after Hajj will start on July 14. The return flight will end on August 4. 

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