Saudi Arabia to appoint women to serve female hajj pilgrims

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat to take part in one of the Hajj rituals on October 3, 2014. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj has formally requested the Ministry of Civil Services to facilitate the appointment of women employees at its branches so as to offer the best services to female pilgrims.

This is the first time the ministry has taken the initiative to appoint women employees.

Sources at the ministry said that its branches in Makkah and Madinah are in need of more than 100 women employees in the first phase.

Muhammad Al-Baijawi, director of the ministry’s branch in Madinah, said the branch has approved appointing six women on temporary basis.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 12:05 - GMT 09:05