The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting Monday under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud.
At the outset, the Council discussed the Services and Public Utilities Committee's report on a draft law relating to railways.
The draft law includes 36 articles according to which the functions and terms of reference of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Qatar Rail are defined, regarding the technical and administrative aspects of the country's railways.
The draft law also includes issues related to the operation and safety of railways.
The Council then approved the draft law and decided to refer its recommendations to the government.
The Council continued its meeting, as it reviewed a report of its delegation participating in the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), held in the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
The Shura Council also reviewed a report of its delegation participating in the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly on Political Affairs, held in Isfahan, Iran.
Meanwhile, the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Shura Council held a meeting Monday, chaired by its Rapporteur HE Nasser bin Rashid al- Kaabi.
During the meeting, the committee studied a draft law on determining the minimum wages for workers and domestic workers.
The meeting was attended by HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs Yousuf bin Mohamed al-Othman Fakhroo and the Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs Mohamed Hassan al-Obaidly. They answered members' inquiries about the draft law.
At the end of the meeting, the Committee decided to further study the draft law in its next meeting.