The Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry announced that the forthcoming anti-terrorism act will soon be gazetted.
This significant legislative development has been amended in alignment with established international standards to ensure that it does not compromise the national security of the nation, he observed.
Addressing a press briefing at the Presidential Media Centre, Minister Ali Sabry underscored that the existing Prevention of Terrorism Act has undergone substantial amendments with the primary objective of disseminating a balanced legal framework, stressing that this framework has been designed to safeguard and uphold the fundamental human rights of our country’s citizens.
"Demonstrating a commitment to democratic principles and a willingness to engage in a consultative process, the government opted not to immediately submit the initial bill to Parliament. Instead, it chose to actively seek and consider feedback from various authorities. This inclusive approach allowed for a comprehensive review of the legislation. Subsequently, with the incorporation of new ideas and revisions made to address concerns and feedback, the revised bill garnered the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers," he added.