KARACHI:Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Tuesday announced its special flight operations to Najaf and Baghdad for Arbaeen; the flight schedule has been finalized, PIA spokesman said .
Passengers can now travel from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to Najaf and Baghdad.
The flights will operate from September 27 till October 5. The PIA has introduced special discounted fares for zaireen.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik sharing his views on the finalization of flight schedule said that PIA has always provided air services to the citizens of the country and we feel privileged to serve zaireen. He instructed PIA officials to provide best services to the passengers.
On the instructions of Federal Minister for Aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, these flights have been scheduled keeping in view maximum convenience for the zaireen.
Earlier, meetings were held between CEO PIA and Iraq’s Ambassador to Pakistan which led to the swift commencement of special flights
It may be noted here that Arbaeen “means forty in Arabic”, observed as Chehelum of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his loved ones, on completion of 40 days of Ashura-e-Muharram.