Egypt’s politics digest Aug. 9: Egypt condemns attack in Pakistan; Supply Minister to be interrogated at parliament; Copts ‘disappointed’ by churches’ construction law
Resigned Minister of supply Khaled Hanafy - YOUM7 (Archive)

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Egypt strongly condemns Monday terrorist attack in Pakistan

Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place Monday morning at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, and left at least 70 dead and several people wounded.

In a statement, he added that Egypt stands with the Pakistani people and government against “the vicious terrorism,” expressing his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.


Interrogation session for Supply Min. Tuesday over wheat corruption case

Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy will attend an interrogation session Tuesday at the parliament around wheat import corruption and subsequent public money waste.


Writer says law regulating churches’ construction “disappointing for Copts”

Writer Kamal Zakher told Youm7 that a draft law that regulates churches construction “does not fulfill Copts’ ambitions.”

The law has been sent to parliament, where a dispute has erupted over the final draft.

Zakher said that the first article in the law bans establishing churches without fences, a condition that could face a problem in small villages and towns.

On the other hand, Pope Tawadros II has previously stated that the law is satisfying for the Coptic Church.


State should intervene to solve garbage crisis: MP

Member of Parliament Amr Kamal told Youm7 that the state should intervene to solve the garbage crisis in Egypt by establishing waste recycling factories.


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