SRINAGAR, Aug 18: The first batch of 304 Haj pilgrims arrived in two flights here today at Srinagar International Airport after completing their pilgrimage.
The pilgrims were received at the airport by the Advisor to Governor Farooq Khan, who was accompanied by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan, Inspector General of Police Kashmir SP Pani, Deputy Commissioner Budgam Tariq Ganai, Executive Officer State Haj Committee and other concerned officials.
During his interaction with Hajis, Advisor Khan was informed by the pilgrims that they prayed for the lasting peace and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir. They expressed their satisfaction over the elaborate arrangements that were put in place by the government to ensure that they could perform their religious duties without facing any hassles.
Meanwhile, the Advisor also took stock of the arrangements put in place for the arrival of Hajis so that they could reach to their destinations without inconvenience.