" The Dinar Daily " ............ Sunday, 10 February 2013
5-side committee meets to continue discussing demonstrators’ demands
Sunday, 10 February 2013 08:56 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Five-side committee formed by the National Gathering held a meeting on last Saturday evening to continue its discussion for the demonstrators’ demands.
A statement by the head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibraheem al-Jaafary, stated to AIN “The meeting was held at Jaafary’s office and it tackled the ongoing dialogues over the Justice and Accountability law.”
“The five sides agreed upon continuing their discussion on Sunday and confirmed the importance of adopting legal and constitutional solution to solve pending issues and the issues related to the demonstrators’ demands,” the statement concluded.
Oil Committee to discuss 2nd amendment on investment law of crude oil refining
Sunday, 10 February 2013 08:58 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The parliamentary Oil & Energy Committee will hold a meeting on Sunday to discuss the second amendment for the investment law related to crude oil refining.
Member of the Committee, MP Suzan al-Saad called all the political blocs to "vote on this amendment to upgrade the investment in the crude oil refining in the country."
"The ratification of this law will grant the investment companies the guarantees that enable them to achieve good rate of profits and meet the ambition of the investors especially since the benefits will be mutual," she added.
Urgent…..Integrity Committee resumes investigations over CBI corruption
Sunday, 10 February 2013 14:51 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The parliamentary Integrity Committee announced re-launching the investigations in the issue of the Central Bank of Iraq related to the corruption suspicions.
Member of the Committee, Othman al-Jihaishi told All Iraq News Agency "The Committee decided to open the investigations over the corruption case of the CBI because of receiving information about an official who works at the Bank and receives $ 800, 000 per month, noting "For this reason, we decided to investigation these reports."
Jihaishi added "New commission was formed by the Integrity Committee different from the previous commission that was formed by the parliament to investigate the issue of the CBI corruption."
MP rules out approving 2013 budget during current week
Sunday, 10 February 2013 14:18 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -Member of the parliament Economy & Investment Committee, MP Aziz al-Mayahi ruled out endorsing 2013 federal budget during the current week.
Mayahi said "The approach that is adopted now while discussing 2013 budget is political rather than being professional, calling to keep the approval of the annual budget away from the quotas and the political disputes."
"Some political blocs conditioned voting on 2013 budget by launching demands that have nothing to do with the budget," confirming "This makes the ratification of the budget something impossible in light of these tensions," he added.
IS MP: Ratio of KR, one of disputed issues in delaying endorsing 2013 budge
Sunday, 10 February 2013 15:50 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mohammed Eqbal, of the Iraqiya Slate stated that one of the disputed issues that delays the endorsement of the 2013 budget.
In a press statement received by AIN on Sunday, he said "Settling all the disputes regarding the budget is important," assuring that "The delay in endorsing the 2013 budget to achieve the interest of the Iraqis is a positive issue."
"the IS has many notes regarding the budget and the Parliamentary Finance Committee did not submit its final report yet where we cannot promise the Iraqis about the date of endorsing it."
"The provinces did not have the required allocations that should be also for the projects and the Ration Card," he added, noting that "There are enough allocations for the investment in the current budget which will be against the hopes of the Iraqis."
"We do not support endorsing the budget that does not serve the citizens and will not vote on it where the IS might have some notes regarding it," he concluded.
Kartani urges Maliki to be wise in dealing with current crisis
Sunday, 10 February 2013 12:45 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP, Hamza al-Kartani, of the Iraqiya Slate called "The Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, to be wise in dealing with the current crisis."
He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "Maliki should give the political partners their merits after the failure of the efforts to support the national reconciliation."
"Adherence to dictatorship and monopolization has a definite end which is known to all," he added.
"Maliki has to respond to the demonstrators' demands immediately to avoid critical consequences," he stressed, assuring that "The IS used to call to accomplish the national balance yet we did not see any response in this regard."
"The Government and the State of Law Coalition are responsible because they confront any attempt to accomplish the balance," he mentioned.
"Unfortunately, all the IS attempts failed and the government is going on in creating the crises to avoid implementing the former agreements," he concluded.
Askari: Crises o continue till next parliamentary elections in 2014
Sunday, 10 February 2013 13:19 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Sami al-Askari, of the State of Law Coalition expected the continuity if the crises in Iraq till the next parliamentary elections in 2014.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said " Unfortunately, I think that the crises will continue till the next parliamentary elections in 2014 and they might be gradually reduced due to the political situation."
"All are waiting the affect of the Syrian situation on the region and Iraq where there are concerns in this year to know the consequences," he added.
"Iraq will be safe from those changes due to its political situation and the participation of all the political blocs in the political process," he concluded.
Kurdish MP: We accept any share of the budget according to a new census.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Adel Abdullah confirmed that, "The Kurdistan region will satisfy with any share of the budget sets according to a new census."
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The demands of the Kurdistan region on the state budget are legal and constitutional, and those who demand to cut the region's share must depend on a new census," noting: "The only census that depend on currently is the census of 1957 ".
Regarding the delay in approving the budget, Abdullah said: "The delay in approving the budget rests on the parliament and some of the political blocs, since the government send it in November 2012."
He added: "Some political blocs delay approving budget for an electoral propaganda and political paper and the Iraqi people is affected negatively"
The House of Representatives had postponed the vote on the budget more than once for the lack of final agreement, while the Presidency of the Council of Representatives put Monday's session a deadline to vote on the budget.
One of the most important differences on the budget is the claim of some blocs and political figures to reduce the share of the Kurdistan region from 17% to 12%, while the Kurdish blocs insist this on 17%.
It was scheduled to hold general census of the population in October 2010, but it had been postponed, mostly, for political reasons. A new date for the census is not set yet.
Sadrists will not participate in Friday's demonstrations in Baghdad, but supports its demands.
Karbala / NINA / The MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jawed al-Hasnawi said that, "the Sadrist movement will not participate in the demonstrations next Friday in Baghdad."
He told the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today 10, Feb "The Sadrist movement will not participate in this demonstration," adding, "but we support the legitimate demands of the demonstrators."
He stressed "the importance that the government meets the demands of the demonstrators not to procrastinate the implementation," noting "there is shortened by the Committee of Five formed by the government, as it should be aware of the danger in Iraq this period," calling the Commission to "speed up the implementation of demands instead of dragging the country into sedition or sectarian war will burn everything and everybody."
The Friday preacher of Anbar's sit-in announced that the protests are of Anbar would go next Friday to Baghdad for a unified prayer in the mosque of Imam Abu Hanifa in the Adhamiya.
MP: Parliament hosts the Committee of Five, formed to view of the demands of the demonstrators.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Abid Diab al-Ageli said that the parliament would host the Committee of Five, which formed to view of the demands of the protesters at the first meetings of the House of Representatives.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The goal of the hosting is to see what did the Committee achieve? and what are the constraints facing it?, whether executive, legislative or judicial in order to contribute to find radical solutions to the demands of the demonstrators."
The Committee of Five, formed by the National Forum, stressed the importance of agreeing on legal and constitutional formulas to resolve the outstanding issues and issues affecting the legitimate demands of the demonstrators.