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Cabinet approves draft law regulating fireworks in Qatar

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Legislation governing the production, sale and usage of fireworks in Qatar is in the works after the Cabinet approved a draft law during yesterday’s weekly meeting, QNA reports.

Fireworks are a regular feature at government-sponsored celebrations, including National Day. But they are also used by some residents to mark weddings and other special occasions.

According to the newswire:

The project has been set up to address many of the negative effects of the use of fireworks and the security-related problems they cause as well as the damage they may also cause to persons as a result of misuse.     

It added that among the matters addressed in the bill are the import, export, trafficking, possession or making, transferring or using of fireworks.

The law also specifics which kinds of fireworks are allowed in Qatar, and delves into conditions for granting licenses, their renewal or cancellation and the terms that should be made available in the storage or sale locations of fireworks. Finally, it addresses the transport, specifications and requirements for safe use.

The draft law is being sent to the Advisory Council for its thoughts before it goes to the Emir for final approval.

Would legislation on fireworks affect you? Thoughts?

Credit: Photo of 2012 National Day fireworks by Osama Saeed

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