Saudi main­tains ban on liq­ue­fied gas dur­ing Hajj

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Saudi Min­istry of In­te­rior said yes­ter­day that the ban on the use of liq­ue­fied gas for cook­ing at holy sites dur­ing this year’s Hajj sea­son, re­mained in­tact. Saudi In­te­rior Min­is­ter Prince Ab­du­laziz bin Saud vowed that rel­e­vant puni­tive mea­sures would ap­ply to any­one found break­ing the de­cided ban, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) re­ported.

De­fend­ing the de­ci­sion, Direc­tor Gen­eral of Civil De­fense Gen Suleiman bin Ab­dul­lah Al-Amr said that the ban on liq­ue­fied gas for cook­ing would re­main in ef­fect due to po­ten­tial dan­gers to pil­grims at holy sites. Civil de­fense teams in Makkah are car­ry­ing out daily searches at pil­grim­age camps in or­der to make sure that no gas cylin­ders are used there, Al-Amr added. The year-long ban has greatly helped in the preven­tion of fire risks at Hajj camps and holy sites, he pointed out. — KUNA

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