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Pledge to solve Awqaf, paper issues Labour minister defends decision

KUWAIT CITY, April 18: Undersecretary at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Adel Al- Falah has said he declined to answer phone calls from Al-Seyassah newspaper because he didn’t know the source of the incoming calls.

Editor of Al-Seyassah newspaper added a message had been sent to Al-Falah to clarify the phone calls were from the newspaper to follow up facts on the state of affairs in the ministry and obligations of the labor syndicate having to do with an inquiry committee formed to look into violations and excesses detected in the Islamic Studies Department.

In reply, Al-Falah asked the newspaper to confirm the truth about news published on the ministry, and all other issues between the newspaper and the ministry will be resolved.

The statement was issued at the sidelines of the Fourth Youth Forum the ministry organized recently on “the importance of values in the life of the youth” with the participation of the National Guard.

The three-day event aimed to implement the best technique of dialogue among the youth participants. In another development, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh has defended her decision to dissolve the Al-Istiqlal club saying it had violated the norms particularly the Law No 24/1963 concerning clubs, NGOs and its amendments, reports Al-Qabas daily. In reply to a query by MP Faisal Al-Shaye, she said that there is no other NGO that has violated the norms and regulations.

She added, with the improvement of the performance of these organizations, she has paid concern to public opinion which reflects the civilized view of an institutional country and the vital role of civil society organizations. She went to say further steps will be taken against this club for violating the rules and regulations. She also said the ministry has not discovered any violations of regulations by any other clubs or NGOs

By: Abdul Nasser Al-Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff

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