Dubai: As per the latest reports, the Saudi Arabia ministry has banned the use of the national flag in commercial promotions, including publications.
In a circular issued on Saturday by the Ministry of Commerce, they mentioned that individuals and businesses had been banned from using the flag in commercial promotions, including publications, goods and products, brochures and special gifts.
As per the ministry, the national flag contains the name of Allah and the official state emblem of two swords and a palm tree. The ban also covers pictures and words of Saudi leaders and officials.
The ministry added that it has carried out inspection tours in markets in all regions of the Kingdom to control such violations, particularly on significant occasions like National Day. E-shops are also monitored, and legal measures will be taken against violators.