Egypt’s politics digest Aug. 27: Prisoners nationawide allowed exceptional visit during Eid al-Adha

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Prisoners nationawide allowed exceptional visit during Eid al-Adha

All prisoners will be granted an exceptional visit by relatives during Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice,) announced the Prisoners’ Authority at the Interior Ministry.

The prisoners will be entitled to extra visit without deducting it from their quota of visits.

Exceptional visits are usually allowed on occasions, like allowing visits on the Egyptian mothers’ day on March 21 of every year.

A tradition of pardoning prisoners on official holidays and feasts also takes place if inmates meet a condition of serving at least half of their prison terms, totaling at least six months in jail.


MP: parliament considering to form fact-finding committee for pensions funds

Member of Parliament Ahmed Farghaly said that the economic sub-committee is studying a decision to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the handling of pensions and insurance funds, Youm7 reported.


Egypt facing huge economic pressures amid its war on terrorism: MP

Member of Parliament Anisa Hassouna said that Egypt is currently facing huge economic pressures amid its efforts to boost investment, achieve self sufficiency and confront terrorism.

She added that attempts to clamp down on Egypt are due to political reasons and regional interests.


New NCHR board might be formed if draft law passed: MP

A draft law regulating the work of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is about to be sent to the parliament to be discusses after the cabinet approved it last week.

MP Margret Azer said that if the parliament passed the law, this means a new board of directors for the NCHR will be appointed.


Tourism problems to be discussed at parliament Sunday

A sub-committee concerned with tourism and aviation affairs will hold a meeting Sunday to discuss obstacles facing the sector, as well tackle possible ways to attract foreign tourism to the country.

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