New laws ensure effective social protection: President

HE the Chairman of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ghanim said that the laws on legal insurance and military retirement, which His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani published on Tuesday, would broaden the coverage of insurance for this social group of Qatari nationals and provide secure social protection for them and their families.
In an exclusive statement to the Qatar News Agency (QNA), HE al-Ghanim stressed that the two laws would build an effective social protection system for retired citizens and meet their aspirations in a way that guarantees a level decent living that rational management insists on permanently securing throughout his career and beyond. They also embody the appreciation of the rational leadership of retirees and their role in the development of their country in the various positions and functions they have previously held, pointing out that the two laws contain many vital benefits that meet the aspirations of retirees. .
HE al-Ghanim added that the two new pension laws affect an important segment of Qatari society who has done much for his country, and involve the appreciation by wise leaders of his role during his tenure and his great contributions to the development of his advancement. He reviewed the economic and social dimensions of the two laws in response to the concerns of Qatari retirees, and the global challenges in these areas.
HE al-Ghanim pointed out that the Shura Council gave all its time to study the two mentioned laws in perfect harmony with the esteemed government, while taking into account the conditions of pensioners and the need to ensure them, as well as their families a decent life. He commended the efforts of the council, represented by the joint committee formed by the Commissions for Legal and Legislative Affairs and Financial and Economic Affairs of the Shura Council, in studying the two bills on social insurance and military pension, who presented his views and visions on the articles of the two bills, and to what extent they respond to the aspirations of citizens to ensure a decent life for retirees.

Joel C. Hicks