1st batch of J&K pilgrims returns from Haj

SRINAGAR: The first batch of over 900 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir returned today from the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

As many as 960 Hajis returned in five flights on the first day of Haj arrivals at the Srinagar airport, an official spokesman said.

He said Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP (Kashmir) S P Pani, IGP (Traffic) Basant Rath and Deputy Commissioner Budgam Syed Sehrish Asgar received the first 310 Hajis who arrived in the first two flights that landed at 7 and 7:15 am.

Special arrangements for hassle-free immigration clearance were put in place at the airport, the spokesman said. (AGENCIES)