Al Arabiya TV conveys a story from the Arabic daily Al Watan reporting that Saudi Arabia’s Mabahith are now recruiting women. The fact came to light during a job fair in Canada. It’s certainly a viable career for those interested.
It cannot help but to instill some concern among Saudi students studying abroad, though. There is already a certain level of paranoia about paid ‘government watchers’ keeping their eyes on students for errant behavior while outside the Kingdom.
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohamed bin Nayef issued a decree that allows qualified women to work at the General Investigation Bureau, locally referred to as Al-Mabahith Al-Aamah.
The Saudi based newspaper Al-Watan reported that a member of the Saudi Investigation Bureau in Canada, Ottawa said that Prince Nayef announced the decree to a delegation taking part in Career Day in the country.
General Mohsen al-Sheeani, director of the Planning Division at the General Investigation Bureau and head of the Saudi delegation, said jobs allocated for women at the bureau will focus on social and humanitarian fields and will include interacting with prisoners and detainees as well as conducting social studies and working in business administration .