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25 April 2019 11:51 am

Draft law for Qataris to file for leave for relative care approved

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Qatar daily The Peninsula reported that the Cabinet met yesterday with Prime Minister and Interior Minister H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani to approve a draft decision of the Council of Ministers on leave to care for a parent or relative.

Under the draft decision, a Qatari employee may be granted leave to care for a parent or relative up to the second degree with disabilities or those with illnesses that require their permanent accompaniment, upon a report from the competent medical authority. The Cabinet approved a draft law amending certain provisions of Decree Law No. 10 of 1974 on the establishment of Qatar Petroleum and referred it to the Shura Council.

It also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry about the executive regulation of Law No. 1 of 2019 on the non-Qatari capital in economic activity.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has prepared the draft decision within the framework of implementing the provisions of Law No. 1 of 2019 referred to above. The Council of Ministers approved the formation of a national committee for the State of Qatar hosting of the Horticultural Expo 2021, under the chairmanship of H.E. the Minister of Municipality and Environment and the membership of representatives of the concerned authorities. The committee will prepare and follow-up implementation of the design and construction of all facilities related to this exhibition.

The Cabinet gave approval to join the Minamata Convention on Mercury. It also approved a model of a draft memorandum of cooperation in the field of civil aviation security between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Governments of other States. The Cabinet also reviewed a draft law on combating conflicts of interest, and the annual report of the National Human Rights Committee on human rights situation in the State of Qatar and the views of the relevant authorities in this regard.

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