Nearly 2.54m residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

The report said that 42,052 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Updated 03 February 2019
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Nearly 2.54m residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 11,202, including 9,968 men and 1,238 women

JEDDAH: More than 2.54 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017 the total number of offenders was 2,544,626, which included 1,981,604 for violating residency regulations, 389,106 for labor violations and 173,916 for border violations.
The report said that 42,052 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 51 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 46 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
Some 1,870 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,322 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators.
The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 11,202, including 9,968 men and 1,238 women.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 391,035 offenders; 349,251 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 435,993 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 646,878 were deported.


Future leaders key to achieve ‘Vision 2030’

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Future leaders key to achieve ‘Vision 2030’

JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Civil Service and Chairman of the Institute of Public Administration Sulaiman Al-Hamdan inaugurated the “Developing Future Leaders” roundtable on Wednesday. 

“The Kingdom achieved a distinguished civilizational status due to the wise developmental policies adopted by King Salman’s government as part of its engagement to move forward and achieve more successes and allow the Kingdom to assume its proper regional and international position,” Al-Hamdan said.

“I hope this event will reflect positively on the Kingdom’s administrative development process through the achievement of its objectives,” he said, noting that “the Kingdom’s strategic approach and ambitious vision pose an unprecedented challenge to the civil service system on various levels.”

“The ministry sought to provide an integrated human resources management system by empowering government agencies to effectively play their developmental roles. It did so through a series of directives such as reviewing and developing the executive regulations of the civil service system.”

Dr. Mushabab Al-Qahtani, the institute’s director general, noted that “preparing a second generation of leaders will greatly contribute to the achievement of the Kingdom’s vision.” 

“The subjects of this event aim at highlighting the importance of developing future leaders while discussing the latest means to do so and the role of current leaders in the process,” he said.

“The Kingdom, with the directives of its wise leadership, drew a road map leading to the future national development. It accorded great attention to building and developing human capital,” he added, pointing out that “King Salman’s government greatly focused on administrative and human capital development. This stresses its keenness to develop future leaders through diverse projects, plans and initiatives in order to achieve a sustainable development.”