Saudi Shoura Council rejects recommendation on women drivers
From the al-Arabiyyah news in the US, comes this story dated October 31, 2016. A link to the story is here and the text is pasted below. I have not seen any domestic news reports of this and am trying to get confirmation.
Al Arabiya English NewsMonday, 31 October 2016
The Saudi Shoura Council rejected a recommendation on women driving cars, in its meeting on Monday.
The council, decided earlier to convene to discuss a bill to “foster an environment conducive to legalize female driving.”
some say that in Saudi Arabia, no penal code exists that explicitly
states that women are forbidden from driving, and that the government
simply does not issue licenses to women, some Saudi Shoura Council
members reopened discussion on women driving in the country.
Last Update: Monday, 31 October 2016 KSA 20:08 - GMT 17:08