Security of banks and customers under scrutiny

Updated 09 April 2013

Security of banks and customers under scrutiny

The security of the city's banks, employees and customers was the focus of a workshop held jointly by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and industry (JCCI) and the Jeddah police department on Sunday at the JCCI.
The two-day workshop entitled, “Together for a secure future,” was attended by the director general of Jeddah police Ali Mohammed Al-Ghamdi; Mazen Batterjee, vice president of the JCCI; Colonel Talal bin Ahmed Al-Syedlani from Jeddah police; Mohiuddin bin Yahya, assistant secretary general; and a number of finance experts and academics.
Batterjee said the security of the financial sector was the responsibility of all citizens and residents and was crucial for the country's economic development and stability. He said the JCCI was working closely with all government departments including the police.
The main aim was to prevent financial crimes, he added. It was important for the public and private sector to work together to ensure the safety and security of the industry, he said.
He said the JCCI was using workshops and training courses to enhance the technical skills of employees. Al-Ghamdi said it was important to educate customers about the need to institute proper safety precautions when doing their banking and other financial transactions.
He said security measures were important in a city as large and important as Jeddah. The city is the gateway to Makkah and a large economic hub, he added.
Al-Syedlani said all levels of relationships are covered by security measures, including those between banks and their customers and bank managers and the police.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan meets Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

Updated 3 min 48 sec ago

Pakistan PM Imran Khan meets Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met with King Salman on Wednesday as part of his first state visit overseas.

During the talks, they reviewed the close relations between the two countries, the prospects for their development and strengthening in various fields, as well as the latest regional developments, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

The meeting was attended by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the King, Prince of Makkah Region, Prince Mansour bin Mteb bin Abdulaziz and a number of other officials from both countries.


Khan arrived in the Kingdom on Tuesday for a visit expected to focus on bilateral ties, regional security and Pakistan's economic situation.

Earlier, Khan was received by the King at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah before the a luncheon was held in his honor.

Earlier, Khan met the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih on Wednesday.

Khan received the Falih at his residence in Jeddah to discuss ways of cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Khan’s trip to Saudi Arabia marks his first official foreign visit as Pakistan’s prime minister. He is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other senior members of his cabinet.