(MENAFN - Arab Times) MP Dr Mohammad Al-Kanderi says the traffic problem in the country is now a serious issue, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
MP Al-Kanderi said this problem has three perspectives; the first perspective is the association of traffic issue with death, injury and material losses.
Second perspective is traffic congestion which results in, apart from the environmental pollution, people wasting precious time stuck in traffic jams especially when they are on the move for some official or emergency procedures.
The third perspective is inadequate parking spaces to accommodate large number of vehicles especially in public places like hospitals, ministries and various other establishments.
He indicated that people have been battling with this problem for over ten years.
He pointed out that according to the statistics, the country issues over 80,000 driving licenses every year - 50,000 for expatriates and 30,000 for citizens.
"Government should approach this issue aggressively through short-term and long-term solutions", MP Al-Kanderi concluded.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Baqer, a member of the Salafist Movement, says the movement is insisting on including important bills on the priority lists through MPs Khalid Al-Sultan, Ali Al-Omair, Mohammad Al-Kanderi and Abdul-Latif Al-Omairi, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
In a press statement, Baqer said the draft laws submitted by the Salafist Movement are related to judicial independence, Tenders Law, formation of the value committee and environment authority, corruption control and merger of the Investigation Department with the Public Prosecution.
He disclosed that these issues are of great importance to the movement.
"Our members have studied these draft laws thoroughly from all perspectives and some of them have already been
Meanwhile, constitutional expert Dr. Mohammad Al-Feily reacted to the steps taken by the National Assembly to change the petition submitted to the Public Prosecution regarding the storming of National Assembly.
He said it is not necessary to reveal the contents of the petition as it is already in the custody of the Public Prosecution.
He said the petition stands as an exhibit which should be investigated properly for acceptance or rejection.
He emphasized that changing the statements will not influence the investigation of the concerned authority.
He posited that if the intention is to pervert justice or acquit defendants, the interference will be considered unacceptable.