The Department of Hussayni Rites, Processions, and bodies in Iraq and the Islamic world affiliated to the two holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and al-Abbas (peace be upon them), announced that the number of service processions that participated in providing their services to visitors of the mid-Sha'ban Ziyarat, has reached 800 processions, from inside and outside Karbala and within its administrative borders, which are registered in the database of the department.
The assistant head of the department, Mr. Hashem al-Moussawi, stated to Al-Kafeel Network, "The participation in the mid-Sha'ban Ziyarat is of a service nature, so the participating processions are purely service-oriented, contributing to providing services to visitors, from feeding, sleeping, drinking water and providing medical services, and this service varies between processions".
He added that "the service processions began providing their services in an ascending manner more than two days ago, and some of them will continue after the end of the Ziyarat, and they will be distributed according to a plan prepared by the department in advance, on which the location of the procession is fixed specifically with the name of the procession's sponsor, and a copy is given to the security departments in the governorate, in a way that does not intersect with flow of visitors."
Al-Moussawi indicated that "the department's representatives and units in the governorates registered the processions participating in this Ziyarat, and provided us with their data for the purpose of unifying them and entering them into the processions department's database, after which an authorization and guarantee was issued, which is considered a feature of approval to practice these works."
He pointed out, "There are a large number of unregistered service processions, in addition to the families' homes that have opened their doors to visitors, providing them with everything they need."