Annews24, HE the Director General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi said Qatar holds a high ranking on the list of safest countries in the world and its successful development is a reflection to the stability, safety and peace in the state, despite all challenges and crises in the region.
HE al-Khulaifi said there are many factors of success and growth that are a normal reflection for the success in security, amidst the crises and terrorist attacks taking place in the region. He also stated that this is an indication to the strength of the security structure that has been implemented by Qatar, these facts have also been confirmed by the international indicators that are completely neutral, where the state has assumed an advanced position among the countries of the world, he said.
HE al-Khulaifi said its important to recognise the importance of these achievements as they are a reflection on how success can be achieved in the face of resilience and in a time where unjust siege has been imposed on the state, and Qatar is continuing to face regional and global challenges with tact and professionalism and continued to move towards achieving goals with determination.
He said the wise directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani followed up by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani has made Qatar in the region’s lead for peace, safety and stability.
HE al-Khulaifi said in 2016 and 2017, Qatar ranked first among the GCC and Arab countries and the 30th out of 163 countries in the Global Peace Index.
He said the reason the Qatar was able to rank so high in this index is mostly cause of maintaining low crime rates, these include theft, murder and violence, low number of prisoners, absence of terrorism and the stability of the political situation, he added. Qatar also ranked first globally in in the business costs of crime and violence index of the Global Competitiveness Report between 2014 and 2017 and was ranked sixth in combating organised crime, ninth in public confidence index in services provided to the public, he said.
HE al-Khulaifi also stated that Qatar has a comprehensive vision for fighting terrorism, organised crime and drugs, is striving to achieve international peace and security have become clear and visible to the whole world, he said that the Ministry of Interior has an electronic security system equipped with advanced appliances and trained qualified personnel to protect all state institutions in light of the many hacking attempts, in addition to combating cyber crime, stressing the importance of this system and its role in protecting and securing the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
On the role played by the Ministry of Interior in the preparations for the World Cup Qatar 2022 and its training programmes in this regard, HE al-Khulaifi explained that the Ministry of Interior is part of the international event, pointing to the terms of reference of the Security Committee of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), which oversees and takes responsibility for the security aspects of the 2022 World Cup.
He said: “The security committee handles all security tasks related to securing competitive and non-competitive facilities, in addition to securing buildings and other procedures related to securing the flow of traffic, entry and exit from stadiums and various sports facilities.”
He explained that the Ministry of Interior’s Strategy 2018-2022 has put securing the hosting of the 2022 World Cup as a core objective, “In this context, we are working with a clear training plan in building the human and technical capabilities of police and security personnel.
He stressed that Qatar has great experiences in the field of securing sports events, and has achieved remarkable successes during the hosting of a number of global and regional sporting events. “Therefore the 2022 World Cup will be the safest and the most enjoyable, so everyone is welcome in Qatar,” he said
HE also discussed the recent amendment of the Article 7 of Law No (21) of 2015, regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and their residency, HE al-Khulaifi explained that this amendment stipulates the mechanism of exit of the expatriates for the purpose of annual leave, final departure or for any other purpose.
Under this amendment, the exit permits were cancelled, and the implementation of this amendment has already started without hindrance.