Saudi Arabian Women to Drive in 2018

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Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – King of Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – King of Saudi Arabia

By 2018, Saudi Arabian women will join other womenfolk in the world to drive, a royal decree by the country’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has confirmed.

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are prohibited from driving.

In the royal decree issued Tuesday, King Salman ordered a ministerial body to implement the change by June 2018, after a consultation in the next 30 days.

The decree referred to the “negative consequences of not allowing women to drive the vehicle and the positive aspects of allowing it”, adding that “majority” of senior scholars viewed allowing women to drive as legitimate.

CULLED FROM: REUTERS