Mufarreh Nahari, director at the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission

Mufarreh Nahari
Updated 30 March 2019
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Mufarreh Nahari, director at the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission

Mufarreh Nahari has been the director of Market Studies at the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) since July 2018. He also worked as a market studies analyst at CITC from November 2009 until October 2013.

Nahari attained his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007.

He started his career at Cisco Systems, a networking hardware company, in September 2007 as a Cisco NetVersity account manager. He worked in different departments and positions including channel account manager and territory manager of the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute until October 2009.

Nahari also worked at Mobily as executive manager of wholesale marketing from November 2013 to January 2017. He then became the director of business marketing and worked in this position till July 2018.

Speaking at the annual Communications and Information Technology Indicators Forum in Riyadh, Nahari said: “It is expected that by 2020 the experimental uses of 5G will be fully completed and they will be ready to launch the official 5G sim by then. By the end of 2020 we expect that 5G will be used in 30 percent of the big cities in Saudi Arabia.”


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 21 April 2019
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 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, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.