The Ministry of Interior has said it has not issued any circular to stop the renewal of driving licenses of expatriates or replace lost documents.

Al-Qabas quoting Interior Ministry sources said what has been published by the social media is ‘incorrect’.

The ministry added in a statement what happened was nothing but a routine procedure carried out by the General Department of Information Systems in coordination with the General Traffic Department to redevelop the system, update the data and run a check on all driving licences issued after the Ministerial Resolution No.270/2020 was issued to ensure the recipients meet the conditions when replacing old with smart driving licenses.

As for those who are proven to have obtained a driver’s license illegally or through fraudulent methods, they licenses will be withdrawn and legal measures taken against them.

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