In March 2014, Al-Trab ordered a ban on military and police personnel in Yemen chewing qat
while on duty.
The societal opposition to qat
remains poorly coordinated today and the absence of networking activities between the NGOs is remarkable.
Just too many parliamentarians and council members were involved in qat
farming and thus concerned that the outcome of the conference could give the national and international opponents of qat
arguments for a prohibition or regulation of the trade and cultivation
The inter-ministerial committee was to prepare a draft decree to constrict agricultural land use for qat
cultivation and to review possibilities to (a) levy taxes on land used for qat
cultivation, (b) move qat
markets away from the cities, (c) issue a decree to report any farmers who spray insecticides on qat
plants to district prosecution offices and the judiciary, (d) allocate 50 percent of tax collected on qat
to support the agriculture sector, particularly the cultivation of grains, and to support irrigation and water harvesting establishments, and (e) raise customs tariffs including fees on permits for importing agricultural insecticides used in qat
cultivation, and record and allocate 50 percent of fees for the benefit of the agricultural sector.
In view of Yemen's growing dependence on food imports since the early 1970s and the simultaneous explosion of qat
agriculture, the government's laissez-faire attitude towards the drug and its negligence of scientific research and statistical follow-up until the late 1990s was perceived as highly worrisome in the international development community.
that he had restored the AT and parted ways with the QAT
which was headed by his son Ayaz Latif Palijo as an elected President.
A local sheikh posted pictures on Twitter of militants stopping trucks filled qat
and forbidding their entry into Mukalla.
However, since Yemen's 2011 uprising, illegal drilling of water wells, the spread of qat
cultivation and an accompanying increase of pesticide usage, has threatened to destabilize the park's ecosystem.
BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities at Beirut's international airport Sunday foiled an attempt to smuggle a quantity of qat
into the country from Ethiopia.
The border patrols in Jizan were able to arrest 245 foreigners from various nationalities trying to enter the kingdom illegally, 17 smugglers, 8,309 kilograms of qat
, 160 kilograms of fireworks, 147 sheep, five cars, a motorcycle and other items," the police said, quoted by local daily Okaz on Tuesday.
was shot in the face and neck a day after being seized, said the pro-opposition monitoring group, which is based in Britain and uses a network of observers across Syria.
have announced the execution of a binding term sheet providing that the MOBI will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of QAT
in exchange for 60,189,332 shares of MOBI's common stock.