Fahd bin Sultan Al Saud
|Fahd bin Sultan Al Saud|
20 October 1950 |
|Governor of Tabuk Province|
|Predecessor||Mamdouh bin Abdulaziz|
|House||House of Saud|
Early life and education
Fahd bin Sultan was born in Riyadh on 20 October 1950. He is the second eldest son of Crown Prince Sultan. He is the full brother of Khalid bin Sultan, Faisal bin Sultan and late Turki bin Sultan. Their mother is Munira bint Abdulaziz bin Mousad Al Jiluwi, who died in Paris in August 2011 aged 80. Munira bint Abdulaziz was the sister of Alanoud, who was the spouse of King Fahd and also, was King Khalid and Prince Muhammed's cousin.
Prince Fahd began his career at the ministry of labour and social affairs. He firstly served as the director of research there from 1969 to 1970. He later appointed the director general of social welfare again at the same ministry in 1970. In November 1977, Fahd bin Sultan was appointed the deputy minister responsible for social welfare affairs in the ministry of labour and social affairs. Then he was appointed deputy president of sport and welfare.
In 2002, Fahd bin Sultan undertook the cost of extending power lines to al Assafiya village and paid the electric bills for 3 years.
In 2003, he began to establish a college, Fahd bin Sultan College in Tabuk. The college was opened by late Sultan bin Abdulaziz. It was approved by King Abdullah as university on 2 October 2011.
In Tabuk, a private hospital was established with his name, Prince Fahd bin Sultan Hospital, in 1995. It features eleven outpatient clinics, emergency room, inpatient service, medical support services and other services.
In January 2014, Prince Fahad hunted 2100 endangered houbara bustards in Chagai, Balochistan, Pakistan. He hunted for 21 days – from 11 January to 31 January 2014– and hunted 1,977 birds, while other members of his party hunted an additional 123 birds, bringing the total bustard toll to 2,100 (roughly 2% of remaining population). The houbara bustard is listed as an endangered species; hunting it is completely banned in Pakistan. In Pakistan hunting the houbara is only by special permit for visiting royalty. Such permits allow for a maximum total bag of 100 birds which must not be hunted in reserved areas. The Prince reportedly hunted extensively in reserved areas. The houbara is widely prized in Arabia as a quarry for falconers particularly because its meat is valued as an aphrodisiac.
Fahd bin Sultan is deputy chairman of Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation that deals with varied charity activities. He himself was reported to launch a number of charity projects under the Prince Fahd bin Sultan Social Charity Program Society that would target various sectors. He is also the honorary president of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society. He is chairman of the board of trustees of Fahd bin Sultan University, too.
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Mamdouh bin Abdulaziz
|Governor of Tabuk Province
1987 – present