Saudi Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the Saudi Shour Council, at work in his Riyadh office. (SPA)
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Updated 30 November 2020

Saudi Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.


Saudi military acknowledges Pakistan's role for regional stability

Updated 22 January 2021

Saudi military acknowledges Pakistan's role for regional stability

  • Pakistani naval chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi is on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia
  • Visit expected to enhance cooperation between the two countries and their navies in particular

ISLAMABAD: Saudi military leaders have expressed their appreciation of Pakistan's contributions to regional peace and stability during the Pakistani naval chief's ongoing visit to Riyadh, the Pakistani Navy said on Friday.

Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi arrived in Riyadh on Monday night on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia. He will remain in the kingdom until Saturday.

According to a statement by the Pakistani Navy, he has met with Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili and the commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili.  

"The dignitaries acknowledged brotherly relations between Pakistan & Saudi Arabia and appreciated the contributions of Pakistan in spearheading various initiatives for maintaining peace and stability in the region," the Pakistani Navy said.

Admiral Niazi has received a guard of honor upon his arrival at the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) headquarters in Riyadh, where he also visited the RSNF command and control center.

The photograph released by the Pakistan Navy on Jan. 22, 2021, shows Pakistani naval chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, second left, receiving a guard of honor upon his arrival at the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) headquarters in Riyadh. (Photo courtesy: Pakistan Navy)

During his meetings with Gen. Al-Ruwaili and Vice Admiral Al-Ghufaili, "matters of mutual interest and bilateral defense ties were discussed," the Pakistani Navy said, adding that the role of Pakistan in training the RSNF was also appreciated.

"This visit is expected to greatly enhance the bilateral cooperation between both the countries in general and navies in particular," the statement read.

The Pakistani and Saudi navies have enjoyed close relations for decades. The Pakistani Navy provided training to Saudi officers and sailors during the Saudi Navy’s formative years, while Saudi Arabia has given the Pakistan Navy free-of-cost fuel on many occasions.