MULTAN: The Customs Collectorate has made special arrangements to facilitate Haj pilgrims at the Multan International Airport.
According to details, first direct Haj flight of Pakistan International Airlines PK-876 carrying 180 pilgrims departed from Multan International Airport to Madina. Almost 9,200 passengers will fly from Multan International Airport to Madina and Jeddah during the Haj operation.
Collector Customs Ambreen Ahmad Tarar has deployed more than 50 customs employees at Multan International Airport to facilitate pilgrims in this regard.
Assistant Collector Omer bin Zaffar Chatta is performing Haj operation duties at the airport and Deputy Collector Saqibur Rehman and Assistant Collector Muhammad Ikram will also perform responsibilities in different shifts. Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar directed customs officers to ensure proper scanning of every pilgrim in order to avoid smuggling from Multan International Airport.
Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar has also paid surprise visits at Multan International airport in order to check scrutiny and arrangements from Customs staff during Haj operations. Multan Customs and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) have adopted comprehensive examination of luggage of passengers in order to prevent any sort of smuggling from Multan International Airport.
Customs staff has also increased vigilance of passenger luggage in order to curtail smuggling from the airport. The Haj operation will continue till August 13.