8-hour ban on travelers’ return overruled
Instructions were made yesterday to halt a previous decision banning departing passengers through land borders from returning to Kuwait within eight hours of departure. Security sources noted that the ban was placed by the former borders director three months earlier and that border systems had been accordingly programmed. The sources added that a number of travellers who go to Khafji in Saudi Arabia on short business trips and return before eight hours had expressed dissatisfaction with the decision. Accordingly, the land border exits manager brigadier Ayad Al-Haddad ordered exempting them until the block is fully removed from the Ministry of Interior’s systems.
Head of the comprehensive court chancellor Adel Boresli yesterday issued a directive banning scheduling hearings a long time after filing cases and stressed that the first hearing of any case must be held within a maximum of two months from its filing.
Municipality sources said the municipality would allow pitching tents in private gardens and outside houses during the camping season that ends in March 2017. The sources added that no fees would be collected for these tents, provided they do not cause any annoyance or disturbance to neighbors.
The Public Authority for Housing Welfare is currently considering changing the registration period for citizens applying to get housing units in south Mutlaa to include some who registered after Dec 31, 2012.