2003 News Story

King Fahd extends officials’ terms, re-forms SCPM, and amends Shura

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz today issued a number of royal decrees, extending the services of eight officials enjoying ministerial rank and eleven at excellent rank, re-forming the membership of the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Minerals, and amending two articles of the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura).

The Supreme Council for Petroleum and Minerals (SCPM) is re-formed as follows:

The following amendments to the system of the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) are to be published in the official gazette and are effective from the day of issue:

Article (17) is amended to read as follows:

“The resolutions of the Shura Council will be forwarded to the King, who decides what to refer to the Cabinet. Where the viewpoint of the Cabinet is identical with that of the Shura Council, a resolution will be passed after being ratified by the King; otherwise, the issue in question will be returned to the Shura Council for debate prior to resubmission to the King.”

Article (23) is amended to read as follows:

“The Shura Council may propose a new bill or propose an amendment of a regulation in force and discuss those proposals in the Council. The Chairman of the Council should then forward the proposals to the King.”

Extension of the terms of service for a period of four years is granted to:

  1. Governor of Najran Province Prince Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, effective 24/11/1425;
  2. Deputy Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz, effective 16/4/1245;
  3. Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, effective 22/10/1425;
  4. Advisor at the Crown Prince’s Court Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, effective 3/12/1425;
  5. Secretary-General of the Supreme Commission for Tourism Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, effective 5/2/1425;
  6. Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki, effective 5/1/1425;
  7. Advisor at the Royal Court Mr. Salih bin Ibrahim Al-Dharrab, effective 1/11/1425;
  8. Deputy Head of the Crown Prince’s Court and Special Secretary to the Crown Prince Mr. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Altowaijri.

Extension of the terms of service for a period of four years is also granted to:

  1. Deputy Governor of Hail Province Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, effective 16/4/1425;
  2. Deputy Governor of Qasim Province Prince Abdulaziz bin Majid bin Abdulaziz, effective 3/10/1425;
  3. Deputy Governor of Tabuk Province Prince Juluwe bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Juluwe, effective 29/1/1425;
  4. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Republic of Egypt Ibrahim bin Saad Al-Brahim, effective 4/2/1425;
  5. Advisor at the Department of Religious Research and Ifta Abdulaziz bin Nassir bin Ali bin Baz, effective 21/8/1425;
  6. Advisor at the Department of Religious Research and Ifta Dr. Mohammed bin Saad Al-Shuwaier, effective 21/8/1425;
  7. Undersecretary of the Chief of Royal Protocol Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Altibaishi, effective 21/8/1425;
  8. Advisor at the Court of the Presidency of the Cabinet Ahmed bin Muslih Althimali, effective 1/9/1425;
  9. Advisor at the Secretariat General of the Cabinet Mohammed bin Nassir Alsaqr, effective 18/10/1425;
  10. Advisor at the Ministry of Justice Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Ali Al-Ash-Shaikh, effective 19/12/1425;
  11. Advisor at the Ministry of Interior Mohammed bin Mohammed Alshawi, effective 20/5/1425.