Advisory Council Approves Draft Law on Qatar’s Maritime Zones

The Advisory Council at its regular meeting chaired by its Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, yesterday Morning, discussed the report of the Internal and External Affairs Committee on Qatar’s maritime zones and approved the draft law. The Council then decided to refer the draft law to the government.

The Council also discussed the request for a general discussion, which was presented by a number of members on traffic accidents, their causes and how to reduce them, especially in Sealine area, despite the efforts exerted by the authorities concerned, primarily the Ministry of Interior, to reduce these incidents.

During the discussion, the members emphasized that, besides the law, special consideration should be given to the cultural aspect, and to raise the awareness of young people about the risks of non-compliance with the law and exceeding the specified speed limits.

A number of members called for a review of the penalties imposed on violators of the traffic law, as well as the rules for obtaining a driver’s license.

After extensive discussion, the Council decided to refer the matter to the Committee on Internal and External Affairs for an in-depth study and to report thereon to the Council.

Source: Government of Qatar