The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting on Monday under the chairmanship of HE the Council's Deputy Speaker Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Sulaiti.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Council conveyed congratulations to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and to HH the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, as well as to the Qatari people on the occasion of the National Day of the State.
On this glorious occasion, the Shura Council renewed its pledge and loyalty to His Highness the Amir, stressing commitment to continue to work hard to serve the interest of the homeland and preserve the country's gains, and to strive sincerely to meet the aspirations of the citizens.
HE the Council's Deputy Speaker stressed that the high principles and high values established by the late Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani will remain a guide for the people of the country to achieve greater progress, development and prosperity for our dear country and its loyal people.
The Council continued to consider its agenda by discussing a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 9 of 1987 on the Control of Narcotic Drugs and Dangerous Psychotropic Substances and Regulating their Use and Trade. After discussion, the Council decided to approve the draft law and refer its recommendations on it to the esteemed government.
The Council discussed a draft law on the unified economic registry and decided to refer it to the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee to study it and submit a report thereon to the Council.
The Council discussed a draft law amending some provisions of the Penal Code issued by Law No. 1 of 2004, and the Code of Criminal Procedure promulgated by Law No. 23 of 2004. After the discussion, the Council decided to refer the two drafts to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee to study them and submit a report thereon to the Council.
During its meeting, the Shura Council discussed the report of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on Decree Law No. 24 of 2019 on regulating and managing the strategic stock of food and consumer goods.
The Council also discussed the report of the Internal and External Affairs Committee on Decree Law No. 23 of 2019 amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and their residency in Qatar.
After the discussion, the Council approved the two decrees and decided to refer its recommendations regarding them to the esteemed government.