The Qatar Ministry of Interior represented by the Public Relations Department achieved first place in the awareness film competition 2015 organized by the General Secretariat of Arab Interior Ministers Council. Qatar placed first in the contest for the film held under the theme ‘Speed and its role in traffic accidents’. The award was announced in the 39th Conference of Arab police and security chiefs held in Tunis.
Dr. Mohammed Bin Ali Kouman, the Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers Council awarded the prize to Brig. Rashid Shaheen Al Atieq, Director of Control and Inspection Department of the Ministry of Interior who headed the Qatar delegation in the 39th conference of Arab police and security chiefs.
The award achieved by the Ministry of Interior emphasized the efforts of the Ministry to raise the awareness of the community. The Ministry is always alert to follow the theme “prevention is better than cure”.
The Director of Public Relations Department of Ministry of Interior Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah expressed his pleasure on this achievement stating that the achievement underscored the success of the Ministry in presenting distinct security awareness in all sectors of the society.
The General Secretariat of Arab Interior Ministers Council organizes film security awareness film contests every year, whereas Ministry of Interior had won distinctive places in most of them.
The Ministry of Interior Qatar won special traffic safety film award in 2001, film award on drug awareness in 2002, third place in the UN International traffic awareness fest in 2003 as well as the Ministry won third place in first international traffic awareness festival in 2005, first place in the security Media contest conducted by the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in 2006, and in the International Festival for the prevention of road accidents wherein 47 countries participated in 2010.
In 2012 the Ministry added a new accomplishment in the field of awareness film competition by Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers winning for the eighth time in a row the first place in the film on the fight against human trafficking. It added another milestone this year by winning first place in two of the five areas of competition.