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Saudi official gives assurance of safe Hajj

Saudi security officers monitor screens with live views of Hajj pilgrims at the Grand Mosque, along with highways and high-density areas in Makkah on Wednesday. (SPA)

RIYADH: Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, assistant interior minister for operations affairs and general supervisor of public security, on Tuesday gave assurances that security forces will provide a safe Hajj pilgrimage.
He gave the assurance while chairing the first meeting of commanders of Hajj security forces in Makkah. Stressing the importance of security in a mass gathering such as Hajj, Al-Qahtani said the safety of pilgrims is the most important guideline to be followed by security forces, which should provide them with the best service and do so with a sense of dedication.
He stressed the importance of early preparation and cooperation in accordance with the Hajj security plan.
The commander of Hajj security forces, Gen. Khalid Al-Harbi, said it is their duty to serve pilgrims with a sense of devotion and loyalty to Allah.

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