GCC chief praises Saudi Arabia’s Hajj efforts

Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani expressed appreciation to King Salman and the Saudi government for taking care of pilgrims. (AP)
Updated 23 August 2018
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GCC chief praises Saudi Arabia’s Hajj efforts

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has hailed the efforts by Saudi Arabia to make this year’s Hajj season successful.
He expressed appreciation to King Salman and the Saudi government for taking care of pilgrims.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Omari, director general of the Jordan News Agency, said: “The services provided to the pilgrims are clear to all.”
A number of guests from the Ministry of Defense also praised the organization for pilgrims.
A guest of King Salman from Palestine, who was hosted to perform Hajj at the king’s expense, thanked him for his hospitality.
Nasser Al-Din Al-Kanaki from Gaza said that King Salman offered a lot to the Palestinian people and their cause.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.