During his hosting of the “Liwan” program on the Gulf Rotana channel, yesterday (Sunday), the judge narrated the moving story of Dr. Ghazi Al-Qusaibi crying while he was Minister of Health and visited the Children’s Hospital in Medina and saw a number of children on their beds with their mothers in the hospital’s “Asiab” because there was no Rooms for them, and he stayed in Medina until a temporary site was secured and then transferred them to him, and he took pictures of the children with him and showed them to King Fahd, may God have mercy on him, and he ordered the establishment of a hospital for women and children in Medina in an urgent manner.
The judge also talked about the integrity of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khwaiter and the story of not replacing his office, which he inherited from those who preceded him and did not change it, and kept it and the offices of the ministry officials until he left the ministry chair, explaining that by his view that spending on schools and classes is more important than spending on the minister’s office and the offices of the ministry’s agents.
In the interview, the judge touched on the story of his entry into the press through literature, but as he said, “The fire of the press brought me out of literature.”
The former Shura member also presented his experience with membership in the Council for three sessions, explaining that the deliberations of the Council are objective, and that every member belongs to the homeland and not to a party or tribe, and that there is no authority over any member with approval, opposition, or recommendation other than the member’s feeling of responsibility before God and then before the guardian and the citizen .
He narrated a number of embarrassing and funny situations through his experience in the press, including the story of the article that he wrote in which he criticized the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (with its previous name) under the name of “Ibn al-Watan” and at that time he held the position of Assistant Director of Relations and Information in the Ministry. Minister Sheikh Abd al-Rahman Aba al-Khail, may God have mercy on him, responded to “Ibn al-Watan” and clarified the error of his criticism. The judge wrote the response as an official in the ministry and refuted what “Ibn al-Watan” wrote.
The judge also discussed the period of his experience in the editor-in-chief of the Arab magazine, pointing to her contribution to highlighting the Saudi human being in front of the other, due to its large distribution at that time in Arab countries and global capitals. Al Arabiya for writing its 8-year angle, and concluding it with an embarrassing magazine cover story when it issued an embarrassing title about the budget issuance in the era of King Fahd, may God have mercy on him, but it was not issued at that time due to fluctuating oil prices and began to be published on a monthly basis.