37,000 identified Iqama violators in 5 days across KSA

A total of 574 people were caught trying to cross the border into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Updated 22 November 2017

37,000 identified Iqama violators in 5 days across KSA

RIYADH: A joint field campaign which kicked off last Wednesday across the Kingdom to pursue and arrest violators of iqama regulations, resulted in the seizure of 36,656 violators including 22,085 violators of iqama regulations; 6,874 violators of border security regulations; and 7,697 violators of labor regulations.

A total of 574 people were caught trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 77 percent of whom were Yemeni nationals and 21 percent were Ethiopians. Three persons were arrested for attempting to cross the border leaving the Kingdom.

The total number of those who are currently in expatriate detention centers reached 9,349, including 8,371 men and 978 women.

The total number of citizens charged with harboring regulation violators is 27. One of them was released after the penalties were paid.

Authorities confirm the deportation of 4,457 violators; the imposition of immediate sanctions against 3,223 violators; the referral of 2,750 violators to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; and the referral of 2,891 violators to complete their travel procedures.


Governor of Saudi Arabia's Baha province inaugurates health projects in the region

Updated 29 October 2020

Governor of Saudi Arabia's Baha province inaugurates health projects in the region

Al-Baha Gov. Prince Hussam bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz on Wednesday inaugurated health projects in the region with the virtual participation of Health Minister
Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.
The prince visited the projects, which have a total value of around SR120 million ($32 million), at King Fahd Hospital. He also visited the hospital’s command and control center, where Al-Rabiah gave a speech via video call.
“The health projects ... embody the generous support and attention that the services and care system enjoy from our wise leadership and confirm that citizens’ health is one of its most important priorities,” the minister said.
He praised employees for their efforts to improve performance levels and services in line with the Kingdom’s National Transformation Program and its Vision 2030 reform plan.
The governor said the projects were comparable to those in developed countries and he praised  Saudi Arabia’s efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. He also welcomed Tuesday’s decision by the Council of Ministers to give SR500,000 to the families of public and private health sector workers who have died due  to COVID-19.