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Official Confirms Ban On Application Of Driving License For Certain Jobs Is Temporary

People in Qatar would know how difficult it is to get a driving license in the country and the task was made tougher when the authorities announced that more job categories would be added to the list of people who cannot apply for driving licenses.

However, a top official has calmed down the situation after stating that the ban would only be a temporary measure and will not be continued in the long run.

The General Directorate of Traffic said that the ban on some job categories would be lifted once infrastructure projects in the country are completed.

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“The ban of many job categories to apply for driving license is a temporary decision and not a permanent one. Many roads are still only under constructions and the department excluded some job categories, especially those in which cars are not necessary for their professions, from securing licenses,” General Directorate of Traffic Director Brigadier Mohammed Saad Al Kharji told.

He added that ‘Once the construction of roads is completed, the banned professions will be allowed to apply for driving licenses.’ He said the move was not a ban, but a temporary decision.

The General Directorate of Traffic at the Ministry of Interior had earlier banned around 180 job categories from getting the driving licenses.

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