Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice grants 12 women ‘verification’ license

Saudi Arabia’s justice ministry said women have for the first time been allowed to become notaries. (Photo: Supplied)
Updated 10 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice grants 12 women ‘verification’ license

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Justice has revealed that 12 women have been granted “verification” licenses, which allow them to do some of the services of notaries for the first time in the Ministry’s history.
The Ministry explained that the terms of reference granted to male and female “verifiers” include issuing and revoking mandates, and documenting the contracts of the establishment of companies, and that the verifiers should work morning and evening hours throughout the week according to an integrated electronic process.
The Ministry noted that the total number of verification licensees has reached 1,313 for male and female verifiers and confirmed that it continues to grant licenses while ensuring the quality of services provided to beneficiaries. Verified documents through this service are approved by all government departments.
The Minister of Justice, Dr. Waleed Al-Sama’ani, launched the verification service last year as part of the Ministry’s initiatives in the National Transformation 2020 Program aimed at increasing the efficiency of the verification work for individuals and companies through the involvement of the private sector in a way that expands the privatization of justice services and supports the national economy in line with the objectives of Vision 2030.
The verification service, which can be accessed through its portal (https://mwathiq.sa), is one of the main services of the Ministry of Justice assigned to the private sector to facilitate verification procedures for beneficiaries as well as to support the national economy and Vision 2030.


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

Updated 18 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa
  • During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa, in Islamabad on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries, and the opportunities to strengthen it, in addition to discussing developments in the region.

The meeting took place during the Saudi crown prince’s Asia tour.