“Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince Alwaleed said on his official Twitter account.
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Alwaleed, chairman of Kingdom Holding, is a longtime advocate of women’s rights in the kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions and is the only country where they are not allowed 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,” Alwaleed said in the statement cited by AFP.
He also detailed the “economic costs” caused by women having to rely on “foreign” private drivers or taxis.
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