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406 hajj pilgrims fail to go Saudi Arabia

MNA National Desk: About 406 Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims are likely to fail to go to Saudi Arabia for performing hajj on Sunday by their scheduled flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines due to visa complexities.

The hajj flight, which was scheduled to take off from Shahjalal Airport for Saudi Arabia at 7:55pm, has been cancelled as its all 406 pilgrims are yet to get visas, said Shakil Meraj, general manager (PR) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

However, the fresh schedule to take the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will be announced later, he told the news agency.

Some 1,27,198 pilgrims are set to perform this year’s Hajj. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will carry 63,599, the half of the total hajj pilgrims and rest of the half will be carried by Saudi Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia.

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