Following the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a total of 94,253 Bangladeshi pilgrims have returned home.
Flights will continue till August 2 to bring back the pilgrims.
So far, 251 flights have been operated to bring back the pilgrims. Of these, 116 are of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 95 of Saudi Airlines and 40 of Flynas.
Upon their return to Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, pilgrims were facilitated through a dedicated customs zone.
Furthermore, each pilgrim was supplied with five litres of Zamzam water at the airport.
Airlines have informed that due to regulations imposed by Saudi authorities, pilgrims are not allowed to transport Zamzam water personally.
Instead, the airlines are responsible for the transportation and distribution of the water.
The Hajj took place this year on June 27, with a total of 122,884 pilgrims, including administrative members, from Bangladesh journeying to Saudi Arabia.
Source: Dhakar tribune