FILE PHOTO: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool
CAIRO - 15 March 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has signed into a law a bill to establish a fund for honoring the victims of terrorist attacks.
The law, which was passed by the parliament earlier this month, is applied to the police and army personnel and civilians who were killed or wounded in terrorist acts.
The fund is meant to provide schooling and employment opportunities and appropriate health services for the victims' families, in addition to paying subscription fees for them at various youth centers and any other sports activities.
It is tasked with facilitating the measures for the victims' families to go on a pilgrimage and naming popular streets, squares and scholars after the names of police and army martyrs.
Upon enacting the law, a five-pound tax will be imposed on the licenses of weapons and driving, police certificates, tickets for concerts and festivals, applications for enrolling in military and police colleges and institutes, foreigners’ residence visas, as well as work permits for Egyptians working for foreign bodies.
The tax will also be collected from those applying for request for proposals of public tenders, real estate contracts and government supplies, as well as the establishment of private or international schools.
All money collected from the imposed tax will go to the fund.
The law was published in the official gazette.