In an indication of the increase in the number of those people banned from traveling due to financial debts and alimony, and amid calls to reconsider articles 297 and 298 of the civil and commercial procedures law No. 38/1980, amended by law No. 36/2002, a statistic released by the General Administration of Implementation in the Ministry of Justice revealed that the number of those banned from traveling during the year 2022 reached 56,782 due to financial cases filed by companies and individuals.
Also, 3,720 citizens were prevented from traveling due to family issues and financial expenses. Regarding the achievements of the implementation departments, the statistics indicated that the number of procedures that were completed during the first half of 2022 amounted to two million, 541 thousand and 481. The procedures of executive seizure “for what the debtor owes others” constituted the largest among the total procedures, recording 41.6 percent of the total procedures. On the other hand, the procedures for opening a file to “adjust expenses” constituted the least by 0.02 percent during the first half of the year 2022.
The total procedures of the various travel ban departments amounted to 50,597 during the first half of the year 2022. Among them, the airport branch accounted for the largest percentage with 29.3 percent of the total procedures of the branches, while the Mubarak Al-Kabeer branch came last in terms of procedures with 2.8 percent.
In a breakdown of the procedures, there were a total of 24,223 travel ban orders with a rate of 40.0 percent, which is the largest percentage of the procedures, followed by the “lifting the travel ban” orders with a rate of 26.4 percent. Regarding rents, the total number of procedures of rental departments amounted to 44,726, with the Capital branch coming in first place with 60.2 percent of the total procedures, and the Mubarak Al-Kabeer branch coming last with 1.3 percent.
The total procedures implemented in the Family Court amounted to 354,698, with the Capital Governorate recording the largest percentage with 25.8 percent of the total, followed by the Hawally and Ahmadi governorates with 18.7 percent and 18.2 percent respectively, then the Farwaniya Governorate by 14.1 percent, and finally the governorates of Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Jahra with 11.8 percent and 11.4 percent respectively.
Source- Arab Times.