Public Security sends awareness SMS to Umrah pilgrims
With the rising number of pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan, the Public Security Department of the Kingdom has sent out bundles of short mobile messages (SMS) to the local and foreign Umrah pilgrims on security and welfare measures that should be taken during their stay in the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah.
Thousands of such messages are being sent on a 24- hour basis to create awareness among the pilgrims on various security aspects to be adopted during the performance of their rituals.
The program is launched by the Umrah Security Forces through the network of the Saudi mobile phone service providers.
The Commander of Awareness and Information Umrah security forces Colonel Sami Al-Shweirkh said that these messages are in Arabic and in English, which would greatly benefit the pilgrims to take security precautions during their brief stay in the Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Umrah , chaired the meeting of the Higher Committee for Umrah, in the presence of Prince Khalid Al Faisal , Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Committee members at the headquarters of the General Security in Jeddah.
During the meeting, the preliminary results of the implementation of the Umrah plan for the current year 1439H were reviewed during the period from the first of Ramadan until the fourth day of the following month.
In his speech at the beginning of the meeting, Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Assistant to the Minister of Interior for Operations Affairs, thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense for unlimited support to provide the best services for the pilgrims, who are guests of Allah.