Gov’t will not withdraw child’s rights bill — Shboul

New capital on the table again

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Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Shboul. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Responding to criticism, Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Shboul said Friday that the government is not withdrawing the child’s rights bill from the Lower House, media outlets reported.اضافة اعلان

In an interview with Jordan Television, Shboul affirmed that the government has the right to amend, write off and change articles in the proposed draft.

The government had stated that the child’s rights bill was drafted in response to the recent Constitutional amendments, which emphasize the need to protect children by creating legislation that regulates the relationship between public and private bodies concerned with children, or charged with providing services to them, in accordance with the legislation in force.

In another development, Shboul said that the government continues to study the establishment of a new city in central Jordan, to accommodate the population increase.

He said that the proposal to build an administrative capital goes back to 2017, and that while the idea was paused for a while, it has been brought up for discussion recently.

The city will be integrated, smart and technologically advanced, be of medium size, and be located between Amman and Zarqa to contain the exponential population increase, according to Shboul.

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