The Advisory Council on Monday held its regular weekly session under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud.
At the outset of the session, the Advisory Council discussed a draft law amending some provisions of law No 15 of 2002 regarding civil aviation, and decided to approve it and submit its recommendations to the government.
During the session, the Council also discussed the reports of the Services and Public Utilities Committee on a draft law regulating road transport and a draft law on road transport of hazardous materials.
Moreover, the Council discussed a report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on a draft law regulating non-Qatari ownership and use of real estate.
After the discussion, the Council approved the three draft laws and decided to submit its recommendations to the government.
The Council then resumed its consideration of request made by a number of Advisory Council members for a general discussion on education issues, focusing on the development and Qatarisation of education, the regulation and control of private school fees, school day hours, the duration of the academic year, the duration of the annual leave of teachers and the tasks assigned to them and the unification of holidays between public and private institutuions.
After extensive discussion, the Council decided to refer the request to the Cultural Affairs and Information Committee to Study it and submit a report thereon to the Council.
At the end of the session, the Advisory Council reviewed the participation of the Council's delegation in the Emergency Open-Ended Meeting of the Standing Committee on Palestine of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member-states on the current situation in Palestine, which was held recently in the Iranian capital Tehran.
The Council welcomed the final communique of the meeting, which reaffirmed that the question of Palestine, with Jerusalem as its capital, is the first priority of the Islamic Ummah. The communique called on the Islamic countries to abandon differences and consolidate the bonds of Islamic brotherhood and provide all forms of support for the ongoing Palestinian uprising.
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