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Shura Council Approves Number of Draft Laws

27 May 2019



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The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting today under the chairmanship of His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Sulaiti, Deputy Speaker of the Council.

At the beginning of the meeting the Council discussed the report of its Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on the Draft Law on Enactment of Law on Combat of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The Committee has recommended amending certain articles of the said Draft Law.

After discussions, the Council approved the Draft Law as amended and decided to submit its recommendations thereon to the esteemed Government.

Then the Council discussed the report of its Public Services and Utilities Committee on the Draft Law amending some provisions of Law No (15) for 2010 on Prohibiting Workers Camps Within the Family Residential Areas. After discussions, the Council approved the Draft Law and decided to submit its recommendations thereon to the esteemed Government.

The Council also discussed the report of its Internal and External Affairs Committee on the Draft Law on Fireworks, which included recommendations to amend two articles of the Draft Law.


After discussions, the Council approved the Draft Law as amended and decided to submit its recommendations thereon to the esteemed Government.

 

The Council concluded its meeting with discussion of the report of its Public Services and Utilities Committee on the Request for General Debate on the Land and Marine Environment. The Committee has recommended launching an awareness campaign through the available means of information and social media aiming to emphasize the need and the importance of maintaining the environment as one of the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

 

The Committee has also recommended activating the laws on maintaining environment that protect environmental life, whether on land or in sea, by tightening control over the wrong practices committed by some people, by increasing the number of inspectors, and by finding the appropriate mechanisms for treating all kinds of environmental waste

After extensive discussions of the report, the Council requested the Committee to continue to examine the issue of the environment for its importance in the light of the comments and the feedback made by the members of the Council during their discussions at today's meeting.