EGYPT’S PARLIAMENT DROPS SADAT’S MEMBERSHIP

CAIRO, Egypt, Feb 28 (NNN-MENA) – Egypt’s parliament, on Monday, stripped MP Mohammad Anwar Al-Sadat, from his membership, following accusations that he leaked a draft law to foreign embassies, and defamed the Egyptian Parliament’s image.

Parliament Speaker, Ali Abdulaal, announced that Al-Sadat’s membership was officially dropped, with more than the two-thirds, stressing that his seat is currently vacant.

According to parliament’s constitutional and legislative affairs committee, Al-Sadat, the nephew of the late President, Anwar Al-Sadat, sent information to foreign bodies and organisations, on the legislature’s affairs that affected negatively its image.

It said that, the legislator forged signatures of MP’s on bills of civil societies and criminal procedures.

It is not the first case to drop an MP membership; a total of 465 lawmakers voted last Mar, to kick out Tawfiq Okasha, a TV presenter, after meeting with an ambassador of a foreign country.-

Source: Nam News Network