Friday, March 25, 2011

Prince Khaled is for Women Driving

At the 2011 Jeddah Economic Forum, an event that brings thinkers, business people and students together, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Amir (governor) of the western Makkah region of Saudi Arabia, stated he is in favor of Saudi women driving. It wasn't part of his formal presentation, it was in response to a question about the issue from a Saudi woman in the audience, Shaima Jastania. The daily Saudi Gazette included that question and his response at the very end of a story on his presentation at the forum. Below is that excerpt. If you want to read the whole story, the link is here.

"Shaima Jastania, a Saudi female, asked about women driving in the Kingdom; Prince Khaled said it was not for him to decide and that he hopes to see Saudi women driving – along with better, safer driving."

No comments:

Post a Comment