Saudi shoura council to discuss proposal for ‘private eye’
The council will also vote on a draft law to regulate signing of international agreements
The Shoura Council on Monday will discuss a report by its security affairs committee on a proposal for legislation to allow private investigators in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday.
The proposal presented by Shoura member Sami Bin Zeidan aims at creating a system for providing private investigation services through licensed companies and establishments in return for a fee or obtaining the service through signing a contract directly with private investigators.
The council will also vote on a draft law to regulate signing of international agreements, which was presented by Shoura member Sadaqah Fadhil. The voting will follow after the council hears the viewpoints of its foreign affairs committee.
The draft law has 18 articles and if approved will replace the procedures for signing international agreements issued according to a Council of Ministers decision in July 2010.
The council will vote on three other recommendations on Monday. It will discuss the observations of the transport, communications and information technology committee on the annual report of the Saudi Railways Organization for 2013-2014.
The committee had demanded in one of its sessions to restructure the railway transport sector.
The council will discuss the report of the administration and human resources committee on the annual report of the Ministry of Labor for the fiscal year 2013-2014 and the report of the culture and information committee on the annual report of King Abdulaziz Museum for 2013-2014.
On Tuesday, the council will discuss the annual report of the Pensions Authority for the fiscal year 2013-2014. Among the most prominent recommendations of the administration and human resources committee is the one calling on the Pensions Authority to exert more efforts to help people with low pensions.
The council will also vote on a draft bylaw on collecting donations and spending them on charity work within the Kingdom after hearing the views of the social affairs, family and youth welfare committee.
*This article was originally published in Saudi Gazette on September 6, 2014.