The Council of Ministers yesterday
authorized the minister in charge of telephones to only reduce the
tariff for local and inter-city calls. The Cabinet also authorized the
minister to fix a charge for personal satellite telecommunication
service. Information Minister Dr. Fuad Al-Farsi said the Cabinet
meeting, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd, took
the decisions in the light of proposals made by Acting Minister of
Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones Khaled Al-Gosaibi.