The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.
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First Hajj flight to leave for Saudi Arabia tonight, ministry

KABUL: The country’s Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs said Saturday that the first flight carrying more than 786 Hajj pilgrims would leave for Saudi Arabia to take part in the holy Hajj ritual. The first flight includes Hajjis from Kabul, Panjshir, Laghman and Logar provinces, according to the statement. “Around 30,000 pilgrims from Afghanistan would visit Saudi Arabia to attend Hajj ceremony, this year,” said the statement. The ministry has said the cost of each pilgrim had been counted 340,000 Afghani (some 3,924 U.S. dollars) with the first flight expected to leave Kabul late on Saturday evening. The contract for transportation of Hajj pilgrims had been inked between the Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs and the Kam Air Company, with the ministry urging the airline to provide the best possible services to the pilgrims. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.