Royal Decrees Revamp Saudi Public Prosecution Now Functioning Under King Salman

Riyadh- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Saturday released a number of royal orders which revamped the kingdom’s public prosecution offices.

The offices, previously called “The Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution” now are to be known as “the Public Prosecution” and its chairman will be given the title of “Public Prosecutor”.

Public prosecution functions directly under the King’s auspices, whilst enjoying full independence, said the Saudi Press Agency SPA.

The national Cabinet was also directed to review regulations and bylaws the bureau and other related legislation function under. Within the period of 90 days, any amendments that are in accordance with the directives present in the royal decree must be proposed.

King Salman also relieved BIP’s head, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Oraini, replacing him with Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Meageb as public prosecutor with the rank of minister.

The decree also ordered the retirement of the director of general security, Lt. Gen. Othman bin Naser Al-Muhrij, who was replaced by Lt. Gen. Saud bin Abdul Aziz Hallal.

Abdulhakeem bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi was appointed president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) with the rank of minister, and Suhail Mohammed Abanumai was named in the decree as governor of the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT).

The royal decrees also appointed Faisal bin Abdul Aziz bin La as adviser at the Royal Court at the rank of general, and Abdul Aziz Al-Hamed as director of Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University.

Uqla bin Ali Al-Uqla was named deputy chief and Fahd bin Abdullah bin Abdullatif Al-Mubarak as adviser at the Royal Court at the rank of minister. The decree also appointed Tamim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Salem as assistant special secretary to King Salman at the rank of minister.

Other appointees at ministerial rank include Aqla Bin Ali Al-Aqla as deputy chief of the Royal Court, Dr. Fahd Bin Abdullah Bin Abdul Latif Al-Mubarak as adviser at the Royal Court, Musaed Bin Nasser Al-Barrak as adviser at the Royal Court, Turki Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Asheikh as adviser at the Royal Court.

Dr. Hamad Bin Mohammed Bin Hamad Al- Asheikh was named adviser at the Royal Court at the excellent rank.

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