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Parliament awaits new customs draft law for discussion

The State Council will complete within days reviewing the customs draft law, in preparation for sending it to the House of Representatives for discussion and approval, head of the Egyptian Customs Authority, Kamal Negm, said on Wednesday. Negm said the current law No. 66 was issued in 1963 and is no longer consistent with the …

Nevine Kamel

Parliament approves amendments to terrorism, drugs laws

The parliamentary constitutional and legislative affairs committee approved a number of new amendments for drugs law in a meeting on Monday, which will add new penalties to combat drugs and regulate their use and their trafficking. The government submitted modifications to amend the drugs law within the framework of the state’s plan to combat the …

Daily News Egypt

Parliament to discuss protection of personal data in Egypt

The parliamentary committee of telecommunications, headed by MP Ahmad Badawi, will start on Monday to discuss a government-drafted bill concerning the protection of personal data. The committee will listen to different views to decide the next procedure that will satisfy all parties. The bill consists of 49 articles to ensure the provision of legal and …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Parliament discusses regulating pet ownership

Pet ownership has been raising controversy among Egyptians, prompting the Parliament’s local administrative committee to discuss on Monday regulating pet ownership, especially dogs. Last week, a police officer in Rehab City was bitten by a dog at a security checkpoint, causing him severe injuries. Some parliamentarians supported citizens’ right to own pets, especially dogs for …

Tamer Farhat