18 judicial panels, six mobile notaries to serve Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

An aerial view shows Muslim pilgrims gathering on Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal Al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Makkah, on Arafat Day which is the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage. (File photo / AFP)
Updated 12 August 2018
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18 judicial panels, six mobile notaries to serve Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The Saudi Justice Ministry has announced that it has set up 18 judicial panels and six mobile notaries across Makkah, Mina, and Arafat, as part of its preparation to serve pilgrims in this year’s Hajj season.
“The ministry uses all its resources to provide legal services during the pilgrimage season, to which the Kingdom attaches great importance. We are privileged to serve pilgrims during their holy journey,” said Hamad Al-Khudairi, head of the Hajj committee in the ministry.
“Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani has urged the assigned panels to get ready early in order to fulfill all legal and security procedures within the integrated system of various government agencies serving the pilgrims,” Al-Khudairi said.
The ministry has enhanced all its judicial panels, spread throughout the holy sites, with qualified staff to facilitate the work and decide on the urgent cases of pilgrims, he said.
The ministry has also been keen to provide mobile units to serve pilgrims wherever they may be during the Hajj journey, paying special attention to those with special needs and the elderly, he added.
“Mobile notarial services will be extended to pilgrims, those serving them, such as paramedics and security forces; and everyone in the holy places,” Al-Khudairi explained. “The assigned staff will go to the person in need of service at his or her exact location, whether it is an ambulance, a hospital, or otherwise.”


King Salman to patronize opening ceremony of 33rd Janadriyah festival

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King Salman to patronize opening ceremony of 33rd Janadriyah festival

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the opening ceremony of the 33rd national heritage and culture festival Janadriyah on Monday Dec. 31, 2018, at which Indonesia will be the guest of honor, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The Minister of the National Guard Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Ayyaf, who is also chairman of the festival’s Supreme Committee expressed gratitude to King Salman for his generous annual patronage of the festival.
Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz pointed out that this year’s festival includes many activities, including lectures, seminars, and various cultural events that visitors to Janadriyah can enjoy.
The festival will also highlight the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage and developments that have been made in different fields.