Saudi Arabia: Female security guards at Prophet’s Mosque

A Saudi state agency in charge of Islam’s two holiest sites, plans to place female security personnel at the Prophet Mohammed’s Mosque in Medina as part of efforts to upgrade services, a Saudi newspaper has reported.

The General Presidency for Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque recently held a meeting with an operating company of the scared site to discuss bolstering security guards and facilities in preparation for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan due to start in late March, Al Watan said.

During the meeting, arrangements were made and plans drawn up to boost security and safety at the mosque as well as introducing female security to “develop the service system” at the mosque, the report said.

The meetings were attended by security and safety officials including head of the women’s security and safety department at the mosque.

Courtesy Gulf News