30 women  members took their seats in the Shura Council for the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, to attend the activities of its sixth session here, Sunday.

Dr. Thurayya Obeid was named Deputy Chairwoman of the Human Rights and Petitions Committee, Dr. Zainab Abu Talib, Deputy Chairwoman of the Information and Cultural Committee, and Dr. Lubna Al-Ansari, Deputy Chairwoman of the Health Affairs and Environment Committee.

The functions of the committees include discussing reports, regulations, rules and international agreements. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah opened the activities of the first year of the Sixth Session of the Shura Council, last Tuesday. The 150 members of the Shura, including 30 women for the first time in history, were sworn in before the King at his palace.