Our Staff reporter RAHIM YAR KHAN - First-ever direct Hajj flight carrying 186 pilgrims left for Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) from Sheikh Zayed International Airport Rahim Yar Khan on Friday. Shaheen Airways plane, which was scheduled to depart for Jeddah at 6:00am, took off at 8:00am with a delay of two hours. National Assemblys Standing Committee on Food and Agriculture Chairman Javed Iqbal Warraich saw off the pilgrims. Next Hajj flight is scheduled to leave for Jeddah on October 14. It has been learnt that there was no proper seating arrangement for the intending pilgrims as the airport administration set up a tent at ground of the airport. Some pilgrims complained about lack of space at the place allocated for offering prayers and ablutions. Earlier, the pilgrims had faced similar problems at the temporary Haji camp in the building of Rahim Yar Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RYKCCI). The RYKCCI set up a camp for pilgrims at chambers building, about 7-km from city. Some relatives of the intending pilgrims complained that the RYKCCI failed to ensure proper arrangements for vaccination and accommodation of the pilgrims. 'Forced outages continue: Despite tall claims of the government, prolonged and unannounced loadshedding continued in city and it surroundings on Friday. The suspension of power supply triggered water shortage, creating problems for people to say Jumma prayers. The electricity went off at 10:00am in morning and the supply was restored at 3:15pm, suspending all activities of the routine life. The suspension of electricity supply was started from Jinnah feeder and residents of Jinnah Park, Fauji Chowk, Canal Park, Government Girls College Road, Girls Degree College, Chak 111/p west, Fazeelat Town and Allama Iqbal Town suffered a lot due to the unannounced loadshedding. People of these areas lamented the forced outages and demanded the government to fulfil it promises.