Shoura to decide on govt staff running businesses

Updated 22 May 2016
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Shoura to decide on govt staff running businesses

JEDDAH: The Shoura Council is set to discuss again a proposal to allow government officials to work in the trade and commerce sector, a local publication reported.
The matter will come up for debate during the next session to be held on Tuesday, which involves the amendment of the 13th article of the Civil Service system. The Management and Human Resources Committee at the Shoura Council had turned down proposed recommendation on an earlier occasion.
Speaking in favor of the motion, Shoura Council member, Dr. Ahmad Al-Zailaie, who has submitted the proposal, said: “The proposal to allow government employees to work in the commerce and trade business as per specified conditions will improve their living conditions.”
It will help them find another source of income, he said.
Al-Zailaie observed a favorable rule in this direction will allow the government officials to benefit from the time they have available after work hours.
“Such a proposal will limit family disputes and help eliminate commercial concealment practices,” he said.


Saudi leadership condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

Updated 22 October 2018
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Saudi leadership condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

  • King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked with the son of the late journalist on Sunday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have extended their condolences to the family and relatives of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday.
King Salman expressed his deepest sympathy in a telephone call Sunday to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of the 59-year-old journalist, who died in Istanbul early this month.
The crown prince also condoled with Salah Jamal Khashoggi by phone, the SPA said.
Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir earlier said that the death of Khashoggi was the result of a “rogue operation” by people acting beyond the scope of their authority.