By ARAB NEWS
Published: Jun 11, 2011 23:56 Updated: Jun 11, 2011 23:56
JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Saturday chaired a meeting of the Central Haj Committee. He urged all officials and agencies involved in Haj and Umrah services to make their maximum efforts in the service of pilgrims.
He commended the services of public and private agencies to make last year’s Haj a success. “We hold these meetings as part of our efforts to improve services to the guests of God, who come to the Kingdom from different corners of the world.”
The governor continued: “It is our duty to provide the best possible services to these pilgrims from the time of their arrival until their departure.” He also urged government officials to look after the welfare of pilgrims who came to perform Umrah.
The Central Haj Committee meets regularly to coordinate the efforts of different public departments in extending various services to pilgrims, especially for those who come for Haj. Nearly three million pilgrims are expected to perform Haj this year.
The meeting discussed a report presented by working teams that were formed to find out the problems and shortcomings that had taken place during the last Haj season and propose solutions for them.
The meeting also reviewed the readiness of different government departments to deal with the upcoming peak Umrah season in Ramadan. “The meeting discussed all topics on the agenda as well as some new issues,” said the committee’s secretary-general.
Source: Arab News