Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohamed bin Nayef issued a decree that allows qualified women to work at the General Investigation Bureau, locally referred to as Al-Mabahith Al-Aamah.
The Saudi based newspaper Al-Watan reported that a member of the Saudi Investigation Bureau in Canada, Ottawa said that Prince Nayef announced the decree to a delegation taking part in Career Day in the country.
General Mohsen al-Sheeani, director of the Planning Division at the General Investigation Bureau and head of the Saudi delegation, said jobs allocated for women at the bureau will focus on social and humanitarian fields and will include interacting with prisoners and detainees as well as conducting social studies and working in business administration .
Sheeani noted that the interior minister emphasized the importance of utilizing the skills of Saudi female international students as part of King Abdullah’s Study Abroad Program.
He pointed out the job description of the newly-appointed women will be in accordance with Islamic laws.
According to Sheeani, the bureau faced a lot of difficulties getting in touch with international students. The Planning Division, he explained, examined the applications submitted for employment, but contacting them afterwards was not an easy matter.
The al-Watan newspaper reported that large numbers of female Saudi international students were enthusiastic about the new job opportunities.