10 women appointed to high positions in Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi

Pukhtun Nama Desk News

Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women to high positions in Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi

The governing body for mosques in both Makkah and Madinah said in a statement that women had been assigned to the mosques’ administrative and technical departments.

The statement said the recruitment of women was aimed at empowering educated and eligible women.

Earlier in 2018, 41 women were appointed to senior management positions in the two mosques, according to local media in Saudi Arabia.

Recruitment of women in various departments is part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic and social ‘Vision 2030’, which focuses on minimizing the country’s dependence on oil and promoting Saudi Arabia as an enlightened society.

According to official figures, the number of ‘working women’ in Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of 2019 was more than one million. In 2015, the number was 816,000.

Recent reforms in Saudi Arabia have allowed women to drive, while the country has allowed cinemas and mixed events in public places.

The Saudi government also allowed women to join the army in October last year.

Women can now apply for the positions of Soldier, Corporal, Deputy Sergeant and Sergeant in Saudi Arabia’s Royal Army, Royal Air Force, Navy, Air Defense and Army Medical Department.