Govt submits ‘priority list’ including passport issues

KUWAIT CITY, May 4: The government has submitted its list of priorities which include issues related to the Penal Code, passports, public gatherings, mental health and Psychiatric Care Law, says Chairman of Parliamentary Priorities Committee MP Thamer Al- Zufairi.

In a press statement after the committee meeting Thursday, Al-Zufairi confirmed that the concerned officials promised to issue the executive regulations for Commercial Agencies Law number 13/2016 within a month and the Public Authority for Youths Law number 100/2015 in three months.

According to the lawmaker, the committee has given priority to the report of its finance counterpart about the retirement of women, insurance and bonus for retired noncommissioned military personnel and individuals.

He disclosed the requests to grill HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah will be included in the agenda of the legislative session slated for May 10, 2017. He added other items in the agenda include three reports of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on granting exceptional pension and other benefits for retired non-commissioned military personnel and individuals, reducing the retirement age by adding Article 69 (repeated) to the Amiri decree on retirement, and prohibition of charging interest on loans of the Public Institution for Social Security.

He confirmed that the Parliament will also continue discussions on the government’s work program, housing issue, economic reform document, unemployment, Abdullah Bay, suspension of social assistance, referral of 156 public prosecutors assigned in the General Investigations Department for retirement, and Domestic Labor Law.

He went on to say the committee tackled updates on issuance of executive regulations for some laws adopted in the previous legislative terms but have yet to be implemented such law number 13/2016 on regulating commercial agencies and law number 100/2015 on the establishment of the Public Authority for Youths.

Meanwhile, MP Ahmed Al- Fadel has presented queries to Minister for Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammed al-Abdullah, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled al-Jarrah Al-Sabah on the number of Kuwaitis, expatriates and Bedouns from 1960 to 2016.

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff

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