Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Salman meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Salman meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan
Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on Monday during a visit to the country. (Twitter: @kbsalsaud)
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Updated 02 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Salman meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Salman meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan
  • Prince also met with the Pakistan Army's Chief of Staff

ISALAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on Monday during a visit to the country.

The prince also met with the Pakistan Army's Chief of Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit.

Prince Khalid tweeted that he conveyed a message from the Kingdom’s leadership to Pakistan and said that his visit was an “extension of the brotherly relations between the two countries and two brotherly peoples.”

He also said the strengthening of strategic cooperation and Pakistan's pioneering role in the Islamic world and the region were discussed.

 


Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
  • Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment
  • She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will “soon” be appointing women as court judges, an official said, in continued social reforms over the past years.
Hind al-Zahid, undersecretary for women’s empowerment at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, said a “Saudi woman assuming a position of judge is very soon. There are initiatives on several levels.”
In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment, particularly in allowing women to participate in diverse fields.
She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights, particularly noting Saudi women’s participation in the Kingdom’s labor market has exceeded expectations.
Their participation rate today has reached 31 percent, and this is a very big progress. As for the civil service sectors, the Saudi women's participation rate has increased from 39 percent to 41 percent, and most of them are in the education and health sectors in addition to other sectors,” al-Zahid said.