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Women should be allowed to drive, says Saudi Prince

By Faiming_low on 03 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Saudi Arabia is the only country which bans women from driving and a prominent prince from the Saudi royal family wants to change that.

According to carscoops, Saudi Arabia is the only country which disallows women from driving but on the 30th of November, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal wrote on Twitter, telling his 5.4 million followers to 'Stop the debate. Time for women to drive.'

Following the tweet, the office of Prince Alwaleed released a four-page statement stating the many reasons why women should be allowed to drive in the country. In the statement, the prince felt that preventing a woman from driving a car is today as good as disallowing her from receiving an education or having an independent identity.

He also added that women have to be dependent on foreign drivers, an alternative that exacts a cost from the family’s income, or else continue to take cabs which also costs quite a bit and also driven by foreign drivers. It is considered a violation of Sharia law for women to be driven by non-muslims.

It is reported that billions of dollars is drained from the Saudi economy due to the extensive use of foreign drivers.


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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Jamesc Dec 03 2016 07:19 PM

No they shouldn't.

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Still2016 Dec 05 2016 06:04 PM
Progress but it a bit late. Better than never.
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