In a reversal of a longstanding rule, Saudi Arabia has announced that it will now allow women to drive.
Saudi women drive to defy ban
In a royal decree signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the order said it will be effective immediately but the rollout will take months, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
A high level committee of ministers has been set up to examine the arrangements for the enforcement of the order.
The committee will take up the recommendations within 30 days from the date of the decree, and will be implemented between 23 and 24 of June 2018, based on the Islamic calendar.
The decree said that women would be allowed to drive “in accordance with the Islamic laws”.
Source: Al Jazeera News