SrinagarMinister for Revenue, Relief Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Abdul Rehman Veeri Friday received first batch of Hajjis at Srinagar International Airport who returned here today after performing Hajj.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan, Secretary Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Mir, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, SSP Budgam, and other Civil and Police officers were also present on the occasion.
While interacting with the returning pilgrims, Veeri felicitated them for performing Hajj. He said all the requisite arrangements have been put in place to facilitate hassle-free return of the pilgrims to their respective destinations.
The Hajjis expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the Government for their smooth travel and stay at the Holy places in Saudi Arabia.
Due to the cancellation of late evening flight yesterday, Air India today operated additional flights Hajjis today.
230 Hajjis arrived in the first Indian Airlines flight this morning.
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