Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

PIA gets jolt over discount Hajj packages by private airlines

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ISLAMABAD: The National flag-carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has received quite a jolt after four international airlines have introduced their Rs 30,000 discounted Hajj Package.

The discounted Hajj package has been submitted to ministry of Religious Affairs, who would be forwarding the discounted Hajj package to Prime Minister; and if the package is approved by Prime Minister, the official Hajj Package would be able to be utilized quite affordably.

According to reliable sources’ information gleamed to reporter, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways, Etihad Airlines, and Emirates Airlines have submitted their Rs 30,000 discounted Hajj Package to ministry of Religious Affairs.

Talking to reporter, a senior official, on the condition of anonymity, informed that if the federal cabinet approves the package, Hajjis can avail an affordable Hajj for Rs2, 50,000 to Rs 2, 70,000.

PIA also had many meetings with ministry of religious affairs, yet no understanding has been able to be reached over lower Hajj airfares.if (document.currentScript) {