The Cabinet has taken the necessary measures to issue a draft law on the arrangements for hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reports. The Cabinet did so after reviewing the recommendations of the Shura Council on the draft law. This came at the Cabinet's regular meeting chaired by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi issued a statement giving the details of the proceedings.
The Cabinet approved the following two draft laws and their referral to the Shura Council:
* A draft law amending some provisions of the Qatar Financial Centre Law issued by Law No 7 of 2005.
* A draft law amending some provisions of Law No 34 of 2005 regarding free zones.
Further, the meeting approved a draft decision of HE the Minister of Public Health to amend some tables attached to each of Law No 9 of 1987 on Controlling Drugs and Regulating their Trade and Use, and Law No 19 of 1993 regarding regulating the circulation of psychoactive substances. It also gave its nod to a draft decision of HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry to form a disciplinary board for auditors.
The preparation of the draft decision comes within the framework of activating the provisions of Law No 8 of 2020 regulating the auditing profession. The Cabinet then approved a draft protocol between the governments of Qatar and Ukraine (the Cabinet) to amend an agreement between the two governments regarding the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of financial evasion with respect to taxes on income.
The Cabinet reviewed the following two issues and took the appropriate decision:
* The semi-annual report of the committee for regulating non-Qatari ownership and use of real estate on its work during the period from 6/10/2020 to 4/6/2021.
This committee established in the Ministry of Justice has a number of specialisations, including proposing areas in which non-Qataris are allowed to own and use real estate, and proposing terms and conditions for non-Qatari ownership and use of real estate.
* The first annual report on the results of the work of the Committee for Women, Children, Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Affairs during the year 2020.