Nazaha steps up efforts to raise efficiency in state institutions

Updated 29 July 2017

Nazaha steps up efforts to raise efficiency in state institutions

RIYADH: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), has ramped up efforts to raise efficiency in state institutions to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, according to Bandar Aba Al-Khail, vice-president of Nazaha.
Aba Al-Khail made the comment at the conclusion of a three-day workshop titled “Role of Criminal Investigation Officers in Public Service Crimes,” held in Riyadh.
The workshop was organized by the National Authority for Combating Corruption, with the participation of the Public Prosecution, the Monitoring and Investigation Commission and other related authorities.
Aba Al-Khail pointed out that the continuous development of the Kingdom at all levels requires compliance with the regulations so that they become more effective. “We must periodically review them, including the regulation of public office and its occupants to ensure follow-up, facilitation and speeding up the control of related crimes,” he said.
He added that the state knows the importance of criminal investigation officers in the crimes involving public service, and the efforts they exert in the tasks assigned to them.
Aba Al-Khail stressed that the workshop was held “in implementation of the results of a panel discussion held in 2016 on the crimes involving public office.”


Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

  • Volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques
  • The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier

DUBAI: Islamic authority in Qassim region have approved 205 mosques to perform Friday prayers according to new regulations, state news agency SPA reported.

The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier, and khutbas – religious address delivered by the imam – to last at maximum for 15 minutes.

Also, volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques.

Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, have opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, May 31, as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh called on Muslims to respect ongoing safety measures inside mosques, such as bringing their own prayer mats, wearing masks and washing hands prior to entering the vicinities.

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20.