Sunday 21 August 2016 21:01
Parliamentary Finance Committee promised on Sunday to ensure the benefits of the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province, the fiscal budget for the next year in 2017 at the request of the administration of the province, saying it seeks to include those with the Peshmerga victims of the privileges granted to the families of the victims of the Iraqi security forces.
Committee Chairman Mohammed Halbusi during a press conference held today on the sidelines of a visit he made to Kirkuk, accompanied by a number of members of the Committee, and attended by Alsumaria News, “The visit represents an initial step, to conduct further visits to Basra and Nasiriyah, Salahuddin and other provinces to assess the financial needs for inclusion in the budget next year after approval by the government. “
Halbusi said that “listening to the needs of the provinces is an important step and Kirkuk demanded the inclusion of the Peshmerga forces of financial receivables, which are deducted from Kirkuk staff salaries as well as the launch of the budget in previous years and wait for the administration of the province in writing in an official letter to the government and the House of Representatives for discussion within the Council’s agenda.”
He continued that “the Finance Committee will work to ensure the benefits of the Peshmerga in Kirkuk within the next budget and the inclusion of the families of martyrs privileges that give Iraqi security forces.”
It is noteworthy that the governor of Kirkuk, Najm al-Din Karim stressed on more than one occasion, thwarting the Peshmerga forces to organize “Daesh” to target conservative schemes, and praised the “sacrifices” of those forces, which he said made Kirkuk “safer.”