Shoura names four women as vice chairs

Updated 05 February 2014
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Shoura names four women as vice chairs

The Shoura Council has appointed four women as vice chairpersons of committees.
They are Haya Al-Munea for the Social Affairs, Family and Youth Committee, Zainab Abu Taleb for the Cultural and Information Affairs Committee, Huda Al-Hulaisi for the Foreign Affairs Committee and Muna Al-Mushait for the Health Affairs and Environment Committee.
The council also approved a high council for Saudi youth to supervise the implementation of the strategy it had approved earlier at the session.
The council approved the annual reshuffle of 13 committees and named several new chairmen and vice chairpersons.
The council named Ibrahim Al-Ibrahim chairman and Faleh Al-Sugier vice chairman of the Islamic and Judicial Affairs Committee; Abdulaziz Al-Hadlaq chairman of the Social Affairs, Family and Youths Committee; Muhammad Al-Naji chairman and Ata Al-Sebti vice chairman of the Management and Human Resources Committee; Saleh Al-Husaini chairman and Fahad Al-Enizi vice chairman of the Economic Affairs and Energy Committee; Saud Al-Subaie chairman and Nawwaf Al-Fagham vice chairman of the Security Affairs Committee; and Prince Khaled Al-Saud chairman and Meshal Al-Sulami vice chairman of the Educational Affairs and Scientific Research Committee.
It also appointed Rashed Al-Kathiri chairman of the Cultural and Information Affairs Committee; Khidr Al-Qurashi chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Huhsen Al-Hazmi chairman of the Health Affairs and Environment Committee; Saad Mariq chairman and Husam Al-Anqari vice chairman of the Financial Affairs Committee; Muhammad Al-Mutairi chairman and Ali Al-Tukhais vice chairman of the Housing, Water and Public Services Committee; Sadoun Al-Sadoun chairman and Jibreel Oraishi vice chairman of the Transport, Communication and Information Technology Committee; Abdullah Al-Dhufairi chairman and Naser Al-Shahrani vice chairman of the Human Rights and Petitions Committee.


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.