By Bola Kougbe
A Saudi Arabian prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, has condemned the country’s ban on female drivers. He said it is a right and economic necessity that should not be overturned.
Talal, an Arabian business man and chairman of Kingdom Holding Co., Tuesday, issued an extensive statement via his twitter account. He described the situation as an ‘unjust act’ and ‘more restrictive’ than a religious law.
“Stop the debate: Time for women to drive.
“Preventing a woman from driving a car is today an issue of rights similar to the one that forbade her from receiving an education or having an independent identity.
“They are all unjust acts by a traditional society, far more restrictive than what is lawfully allowed by the precepts of religion”, Talal said.
According to reports, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving. All women, regardless of age, are required to have a male guardian.