Pakistan joins Saudi’s Zamzam initiative launched for Hajj pilgrims

Special Pakistan joins Saudi’s Zamzam initiative launched for Hajj pilgrims
In this undated file photo, a volunteer distributes Zamzam water to Hajj pilgrims. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 26 July 2019

Pakistan joins Saudi’s Zamzam initiative launched for Hajj pilgrims

Pakistan joins Saudi’s Zamzam initiative launched for Hajj pilgrims
  • Five major airports in Pakistan will store Zamzam water to be distributed among returning pilgrims
  • Saudi Arabia launched “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative to provide holy water to pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom

ISLAMABAD: Joining hands with the Saudi initiative to ensure high quality and efficient services in providing Zamzam water to Hajj pilgrims, Pakistan’s Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said Thursday that “aviation division has inculcated five major airports in the country to store Zamzam water for Hajj pilgrims this year.”
The initiative is “as per the instructions of the Ministry of Religious Affairs to the Islamabad International Airport,” Sarwar told Arab News. 
Ample space had been allocated at the airports for storage of the holy water which would be brought from Saudi Arabia and distributed among pilgrims upon their return from Hajj this year, he said. 
“Pakistan government intends to make Saudi Arabia’s Road to Makkah project a success,” added the minister referring to the grand Saudi initiative aimed at facilitating Hajj pilgrims from across the Muslim world. 
Saudi Arabia’s Al-Zamazema Office has launched “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative, sponsored by the undersecretary of the Saudi Hajj Ministry for Religious Affairs, Hussein Al-Sharif, and directly supervised by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. 
The Spokesperson of the Al-Zamazema office, Amir bin Faisal Obaid, said that the initiative aims to provide Zamzam water to pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom. 
“Saudi Arabia aims to provide the pilgrims with high quality and efficient services,” a statement by the Al-Zamazema office said. 
The efforts are in line with the current developments taking place in the Kingdom under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad, the statement added. 
Zamzam water comes from the Zamzam well located in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, and is considered holy in the Islamic faith taken to be a miraculously generated source of water from God.