RIYADH: The Shoura Council has asked the Ministry of Justice to speed up employment of women in vacant positions and launch an awareness campaign to enlighten women on their Islamic and regulatory rights.
The decision came following comments on a report presented by the Committee of Islamic and Judiciary Affairs based on the annual report of the Justice Ministry at the Shoura Council’s 10th ordinary session on Wednesday.
The council also called on the ministry to seek global cooperation and communication, notably with equivalent departments in all countries, and sign deals and partnerships with specialized training agencies.
In another issue, the council approved a study on the draft project of an authority for national societies and foundations. The project aims to streamline, develop and protect national work and allow citizens to join such works and contribute to running communities and realizing social solidarity.
The Committee on Hajj, Housing and Services called on the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah not to allow buses over 10 years to transport Hajjis, and to coordinate with the concerned agencies for the establishment of an electronic system to control maintenance of public utilities at the holy sites.
Later, Shoura members discussed a report presented by the Committee of Transport, Telecom and Information Technology based on the annual report of Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA).
In its recommendations, the Committee asked SAUDIA about the possibility of opening centers in major cities to receive baggage and finalize travel procedures.
The committee also asked the national carrier to intensify training courses for its employees to boost the confidence of customers and gain their satisfaction. Commenting on the report, one member called for a detailed financial plan to allow the national carrier shift to profitability.