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Egyptian MP proposes punishing parents with more than three children

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Egyptian member of parliament Ghada Ajami announced she is preparing to propose a draft law to punish those who conceive more than three children.

She confirmed to Al Arabiya that the draft law would be submitted to parliament within days and which stipulates “punishing those who have more than three children from enjoying government treatment and public services”.

“That will include free education in government schools or obtaining subsidized goods from the government,” she added.

She added that Egypt's drastic increase in population is consuming most of the development revenues.

“Egypt sees a population reaching 100 million people despite the decline in the rate of economic growth, which leads to increased burdens on the state and lack of services and take all the resources of the country,” Ajami told Al Arabiya.