In a path-breaking announcement, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has instructed government authorities to allow women to apply for government services without the approval of their guardians. According to the current norm, women have to get the written approval of their guardians before applying for government services.

According to the Sabq news report, public organisations were asked to list out services where women could apply in accordance to Islamic regulations. The list has been directed to be prepared in the next three months. 

The organisations have also been asked to provide proper transportation services to the female employees. It is to be noted that Saudi Arabia does not allow its women to drive, which has become a major hindrance in getting jobs or leading independent lives.