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Friday , December 6 2019

Parliamentary Committtee finalizes priorities for present and previous legislative rounds

MPs submit bill to amend Article 30

File Photo MP Abdulkarim-Al–Kandari

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6: The parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee has finalized its priorities for the current and previous legislative rounds, says Committee Chairman MP Abdul Kareem Al-Kandari.

He added the committee is in charge of reviewing international agreements and memorandums of understanding; and it is keen on following up cases carried over from the last legislative round such as the incarceration of citizens abroad, real estate investment scams and nationalization of management positions in diplomatic missions. He revealed the committee intends to invite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs soon to provide a brief on the latest developments in the region and Kuwait’s progress in terms of GCC reconciliation efforts.

On the other hand, Chairman of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee MP Ahmed Al-Fadel disclosed the committee has collected all draft laws for submission to the National Assembly including proposals to amend the law on cooperation between the public and private sectors, parliamentary internal regulations and sports club support bill.

He added the proposals submitted by the government include the amendment of the nationality, firefighting and legal practice laws; as well as the northern financial district bill.

Furthermore, MPs Mohammed Al-Dallaal, Safaa Al-Hashem, Riyadh Al-Adsani, Omar Al-Tabtabaei and Rakaan Al-Nusuf submitted a bill amending Article 30 of the Penal Code to allow the mother or wife of an incapable patient to grant permission for an emergency medical procedure.

The explanatory note of the bill mentioned that this is due to complications in situations where the legal guardian of the patient is out of reach or unable to decide within a short and crucial period.

Since Islamic teaching does not prohibit women from interacting with doctors on matters concerning their children or spouses, this bill aims to improve ways of dealing with crucial medical situations and create an equal platform for women and men in this regard.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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