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New law on retirement to be submitted: Ashour
March 23, 2015, 10:34 am
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MP Saleh Ashour disclosed a draft law in the pipeline to retire women after 20 years of service, reports a local daily. He added the document will be presented to the concerned parliamentary committee for discussion after completion, stipulating the male personnel are entitled to retire after 25 years of service. The draft law if approved will allow all personnel to retire voluntarily after 20-25 years of service.

They will be forced to retire only after completing 35 years, Al-Ashour indicated. He noted the draft law will contribute to solve unemployment crisis and allow the youth to occupy leading positions in the employment sector. Meanwhile, Salafist MP Dr Abdulrahman Al-Jeran believes the relationship between the government and Parliament will be unstable in the coming period as a number of ministers are expected to be reshuffled soon due to the intention of some MPs to submit interpellation requests against certain members of the executive authority, reports a local daily.

He said the lawmakers are not in the same level of awareness in terms of priorities, so the Parliament is being blamed for ‘scattering’ the fortunes of citizens by submitting popular proposals to serve electoral interests.

He argued the Parliament took a step in the right direction when it rejected a draft law on waiving off debts; otherwise, it will be considered an act of frivolity on the part of the government. In another development, the lawmaker disclosed the new strategy of the Moderation Center is part of efforts to eradicate radical and extremist ideas, which are being promoted through social networking sites.

He said the strategy on confronting radicalism and extremism, which Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yacoub Al-Sane referred to the Parliament, led to the discovery of the presence of intellectual radicals and extremists, as well as the institutions supporting each ideology. He further defended the representative of Salafist Movement in the government — Dr Ali Al-Omair, confirming the minister’s name and records are clear as has no relation to controversies surrounding the distribution of agricultural plots.

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