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KINGDOM

MONDAY 21 AUGUST 2017,

SAUDI GAZETTE

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PRAYER TIME

CITY Fajr

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Makkah

Madinah

Riyadh

Jeddah

Dammam

Tabuk

Hail

Jazan

Najran

PISJ-ES students excel in IGCSE results

JEDDAH —

The students

of PISJ-ES have

brought laurels

to the institute

in the recently

declared Cam-

bridge IGCSE

and

A-Level

examinations.

This year, the

overall result has been outstand-

ingly impressive.

On this tremendous result,

while commending the students

and faculty members, the school

Principal Adnan Nasir said, “This

result reflects students’ hard

work and teachers’ commitment

to carve the sense of responsibil-

ity, drive, constant guidance and

dedication in young scholars to

focus their aspirations towards

acquiring education.”

Nasir added, “In pursuit of

maintaining our standard of

‘Education par Excellence’, the

school is in constant quest to

develop our academic policies

for the further learning enhance-

ment at all levels. The environ-

ment of academic elevation and

teachers’ professional develop-

ment are leading to the gradual

progress of students as the re-

sults continue to show an up-

ward trend in recent years.”

Among the top achievers in

IGCSE level, securing A* in nine

subjects are Sara Rahman, Mana-

hil Rashid Cheema, Aisha Khur-

sheed, Areeba Arshad, Waniya

Afroz, Arfa, Hamna Toqeer,

Hania Sana, Muhammad Haisam

Atif, Maheen Khurram, Haniyyah

Toqeer, Eman Zahidullah Khan,

Muhammad Waiz Zeeshan and

Yumna Asif.

The high achievers with

eight A* and A are Fajar Habib

Butt, Muhammad Hamza Awais

Ubaid

Raffique

Maleeha

Masood

Sabha

Mohsin

Muhammad

Qasim Noor

Hisham

Qazi

Zaki ullah

Khan

Wafa

Asher

Hafsa

Saeed

Arifa

Amin

Kindergartens for

kids accompanying

parents during Haj

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —

The Ministry of Ed-

ucation has announced its inten-

tion to open seasonal kindergar-

tens in Makkah and Madinah for

the children accompanying their

parents during the Haj, Makkah

daily reported on Sunday quoting

informed sources.

The ministry said the kinder-

gartens will be safe and secure

educational institutions which

will educate the children, take

good care of them, protect them

against the risks of over crowd-

edness, including going astray, or

contacting contagious diseases.

The ministry said it has com-

pleted the formulation of an in-

tegrated educational and health

program to take care of the chil-

dren between six months and six

years of age.

It said women teachers would

be responsible for the technical

and administrative supervision

of the kindergartens. The minis-

try also said, for their own safety,

the children will be fingerprinted

on entering and exiting the kin-

dergartens.

Meanwhile the Ministry of

Municipal and Rural Affairs said

it has completed the operation

and maintenance of 58 tunnels

for the cars and pedestrians in

Makkah and the Holy Sites. It

said the tunnels were supplied

with fans, lighting lamps, escala-

tors, fire-extinguishing systems

and fixed and mobile cameras

to monitor the movement of pil-

grims.

The Haj security forces said

as many as 120,000 pilgrims with-

out Haj permits were returned

back to where they came from

at the various check points on all

the roads leading to Makkah and

the Holy Sites. They also said a

total of 61,600 vehicles transport-

ing illegal pilgrims were confis-

cated.

Commander of the security

aviation, Maj. Gen. Mohammed

Bin Eid Al-Harbe said 16 aircraft

will be monitoring all the roads

leading to Makkah and the Holy

sites to report the infiltrators.

The branch Ministry of Haj

and Umrah in Madinah said in

a statistical report that some

667,667 pilgrims have visited Ma-

dinah to pay homage to Prophet

Muhammad (peace be upon him)

and pray in his mosque.

The ministry said of them,

474,894 left for Makkah while

192,217 are still in the Prophet›s

City topped by the Indonesians,

who are 23,865.

The Civil Defense has com-

pleted all its arrangements to

protect the safety and security

of the pilgrims and deal with any

emergency situation during the

Haj. The Civil Defense is deploy-

ing more than 17,000 of its per-

sonnel supplied with more than

3,000 equipment to carry out its

Haj plan.

The Supreme Authority to

Develop the Holy Sites has col-

lected about 80 cubic meters of

pebbles in the Jamrat area for the

pilgrims to use in stoning the dev-

il. The authority used six belts to

pull out the pebbles from the ba-

sin of each devil replica and said

the belts will continue to work 24

hours starting Dhul Hijja 10 when

the stoning will start.

Meanwhile the Tuwafa Estab-

lishment for the Arab Pilgrims

has completed the training of 300

Saudi women mutawifs within

its efforts to provide outstand-

ing services to the guests of God.

The female mutawifs were rigor-

ously trained on the best meth-

ods of performing the Haj, the

health awareness and many other

subjects which will help them ex-

tend help to the women pilgrims.

Women mutawifs being rigorously trained in order to be ready to assist women pilgrims.

—Okaz/SG photo

4 ministries to ensure

Saudization in regions

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

RIYADH —

The ministries of

interior, labor and social devel-

opment, municipal and rural af-

fairs, and commerce and invest-

ment in partnership with the

Public Security and Passports

Department have approved the

Saudization Program in all of the

Kingdom’s provinces.

The objective is to imple-

ment the Saudization of jobs in

the regions and enable male and

female Saudis to avail job oppor-

tunities.

The ministries and authori-

ties agreed to carry joint action

to Saudize activities in the labor

market in the regions and follow

up their implementation by carry-

ing out inspection tours and bring

the Saudization Program Docu-

ment into action in the regions.

The goal is to support the

integrated efforts among the

partnership authorities in order

to increase the Saudization per-

centage.

The Regions Saudization

Program aims to draw up plans

and mechanisms for Saudizing

occupations in the various eco-

nomic sectors and activities by

focusing on the potentials of each

region, apart from implementing

the Saudization decisions and

programs to enable Saudi young

men and women to take advan-

tage of job opportunities.

The program also aims at

creating a suitable and stable job

environment, laying down in-

centives so as to encourage the

business sectors in the regions to

Saudize the available job oppor-

tunities.

The program aims to create

the suitable mechanisms for de-

veloping the knowledge, skills

and capabilities of the Saudi

manpower so that they are ready

for Saudization of jobs in coordi-

nation with the authorities con-

cerned with training.

The work mechanism for the

field working teams will focus on

carrying out the inspection and

follow up plan for the Saudiza-

tion Program in the province.

Morning and evening field in-

spection tours will be carried out

so that they fully cover the activi-

ties in the geographical region.

Four ministries set to ensure Saudization in regions.

— Okaz/SG photo

Doctor physically assaulted by patient

By Abeer Al-Fahd

&

Abdullah Ghurman

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

RIYADH/JEDDAH —

A pa-

tient assaulted a doctor in a pub-

lic hospital on Saturday because

the doctor refused to accede to

the patient’s sons’ wishes while

treating an elderly patient in a

critical condition.

A source said a doctor was

treating an elderly woman in a criti-

cal condition. During treatment, the

patient’s sons demanded the doctor

pump the liquids in her stomach

out, but the doctor refused to do so

due to the danger of such a proce-

dure on the patient’s current condi-

tion with the probability of causing

her to bleed extremely high.

The sons got nervous and

thought the doctor was being

negligent and shirking his job.

One of the sons waited for the

doctor in front of the intensive

care ward of the hospital and

assaulted him once the doctor

walked out. The doctor was in-

jured severely, and was admitted

to the hospital for treatment with

injury to his head and eye.

The police arrested the as-

saulter and the case was forward-

ed to the Bureau of Investigation

and Public Prosecution. The inci-

dent is the second such incident

of assault on public hospital doc-

tors within the past three days.

The Ministry of Health tweet-

ed that assaulting one of its staff

physically or verbally is a serious

criminal offense that could lead

to 10 years of imprisonment or a

fine reaching up to SR1 million.

Assaulted patients and doctors

can reach out to the ministry and

report such crimes by calling 937.

Jeddah sets

cleaning

program in

preparation

for Haj and

Eid season

By Fatima Muhammad

Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH —

The cleaning

department at Jeddah mu-

nicipality has announced

that it is implementing a

three stage plan to clean

the city to ensure the safety

of the large groups of pil-

grims visiting the city as

well as the people visiting

it during the Eid break.

The head of the clean-

ing

department,

Sami

Khalaf , noted that the first

stage focuses on the roads

and stations leading to

Makkah and also the park-

ing lots.

The second stage is

devoted to the Eid pray-

ing areas and cleaning the

slaughterhouses. The fi-

nal stage, however, aims at

cleaning the shopping area,

the beach, the restaurants,

the commercial centers and

the entertainment areas.

The municipality of-

ficial said they have 8,943

workers and 661 machines

to finalize the cleaning pro-

cess. The city also has op-

eration centers that work

around the clock during

Haj season to monitor the

work and to follow up in

case of emergencies. Spe-

cial emergency teams are

also ready to work during

the sensitive hours starting

from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Corpse held in hospital for four

days due to payment delays

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH —

A private hospi-

tal kept the corpse of an ex-

patriate elderly man for more

than four days because his

family delayed in paying the

hospital SR257,000 that was

owed for his release, Al-Hayat

reported.

Miad Bakr said her de-

ceased father was admitted to

the hospital on an emergency

25 days ago and died due to ill-

ness last Wednesday.

“He was in a critical health

condition and he passed away

last Wednesday due to cancer

after it quickly spread through

out his body. We went to the

hospital the moment we heard

the news. The hospital refused

to complete the procedure of

releasing his corpse until we

meet the expenses of his treat-

ment,” said Bakr.

She added she met with

the manager of the hospital

to negotiate the situation and

the manager told her that they

only have two options.

“He told me that I have to

either sign a warranty docu-

ment to pay SR257,000 or pay

SR150,000 after discounts in

cash. He said that these are the

orders of the founder of the

hospital. I went straight to the

Ministry of Health and filed

a complaint but to no avail.

I went to the police and they

asked me to bring a proposal

from the hospital stating the

case,” said Bakr.

She added the police told

her that they are not the right

directorate to entertain her is-

sue and that she should take

her issue up with the Ministry

of Health. For every day the

corpse is held at the hospital,

the price Bakr has to pay in-

creases.

Legal Consultant Moham-

mad Al-Husni said hospitals

do not have the right to with-

hold a corpse due to the delay

in payment. “Such an action

is illegal and the hospital will

be subjected to legal punish-

ment,” he said.

“The family of the de-

ceased can report the case by

calling 937 and the ministry

should immediately take ac-

tion and defend the family of

the deceased. The ministry

should be the mediator be-

tween the hospital and the

family of the deceased to fig-

ure out the best way to pay the

dues but the process of the de-

ceased corpse’s burial should

never be impeded,” added Al-

Husni.

Khalid, Maha Muzaffar Hus-

sain, Taimur Hassan Sarmad,

Muhammad Talal Ashraf, Fareha

Faheem, Arooba Siddiqi, Muaaz

Aslam, Bilal Saeed, Rimsha Zahid

Ali Shah, Reeham, Kiran Shah,

Abdullah Irfan Syed, Manal Im-

ran and Raed Iftikhar.

The students of AS (Ad-

vanced Subsidiary Level) have

also produced excellent results.

The students who secured (a^)

in four subjects are Shaheer

Ahmed, Shifa Asher, Murad

Aslam, Ahmed Salman, Ayesha

Siddiqui, Khadijaj Mohammad

Yousaf and Radeyah Waseem.

Whereas, the high achiev-

ers amongst the students ac-

quiring (a^) in three subjects in

AS level are Syed Muhammad

Sharif, Azzam Bin Amir, Sha-

hid Abbas, Ali Ahmad Ijaz, Mu-

hammad Dayem Sharif, Waleed

Meraj Qureshi, Anas Asad Ab-

basi, Abdul Rehman Iqbal, Fa-

had Fahim Hassan, Saim Omar,

Maaz ullah Khan, Muhammad

Ahmed Bashir, Saifullah Khan

and Musaab Afroz.

In Advanced level, the re-

sult has been splendid too. The

students with 4 A* are Maleeha

Masood, Sabha Mohsin, Ubaid

Rafique, Wafa Asher, Muhammad

Abdullah, Muhammad Atayab

Naeem and Fatima Muhammad

Yousaf.

Whereas, amongst the high

rankers in three subjects’ com-

bination are Muhammad Qasim

Noor, Zaki ullah Khan, Hisham

Qazi, Arifa Amin, Hafsa Saeed,

Rohail Mohammad Peeran, Omer

Riazuddin, Anas Imran Tasad-

duq, Muhammad Ahmed Khan,

Saad Saud Hassan, Huda Fawad

Ibrahim and Khizar Muhammad

Siddiqui. Besides, many students

acquired the Cambridge Interna-

tional Certificate of Education

(ICE) which is a widely acknowl-

edged group award for Cam-

bridge IGCSE.

On producing such splendid

results, the entire team of PISJ-

ES extends their heartiest con-

gratulations to all hardworking

students and proud parents and

wish the scholars of this alma

mater all the best for their future

endeavors.

– SG

the Ministry of

Municipal and Rural

Affairs said it has

completed the operation

and maintenance of 58

tunnels for the cars and

pedestrians in Makkah

and the Holy Sites.