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PM extends Defense Order No. 28 until end of 2022

(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Monday extended until December 31, 2022, the term until when provisions of Defense Order No. 28 of 2021, issued under the provisions of Defense Law No. 13 of 1992, related to the imprisonment of individuals who default on their debts, are valid, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The decision aims to alleviate the difficult financial and economic situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Prime Ministry statement said.

On Sunday, the Jordan Bar Association (JBA) urged the government to stop extending the term of Defense Order No. 28 of 2021, and appealed to His Majesty King Abdullah to suspend the provisions of the defense order, AmmanNet reported.

JBA’s call came in a letter sent to Khasawneh.

JBA President Yahya Abu Aboud said the association’s request to abolish the defense order was prompted by the fact that it was “causing financial distress to Jordanians”.

Moreover, he said, the defense order is “contrary to the Royal Decree”, which ordered the narrowest application of the Defense Law and guaranteeing respect for private property.

Abu Aboud said that calls for the Defense Order No 28 of 2021 to remain in force ignore the problems caused by the lack of confidence in the legal system that guarantees public order and protects the state’s supreme interests.

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