Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan will formally inaugurate Road to Makkah project at Islamabad International airport today (Friday), the Radio Pakistan reported.
According to a Spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs, under this project, immigration and other formalities of intending pilgrims travelling to the holy land are being completed at Islamabad airport. For this purpose special counters manned by Saudi officials have been set up.
“Road to Makkah programme is a pilot project being started from Islamabad airport and will be extended to other airports of the country in subsequent years,” he added.
The spokesperson further said that the project is a gift from Saudi Arabia to Pakistani intending pilgrims and 21,000 Hujjaj will benefit from this initiative.
He added that Prime Minister Imran Khan had requested Saudi Crown Prince during his visit to Islamabad to include Pakistan in Road to Makkah project.