Baghdad – Mawazine News , according to an informed source, the arrest of a Kurdish representative of the new movement during a demonstration in Sulaymaniyah Governorate. The source said in an interview with / Mawazine News / that “the representative of the Kurdistan Parliament for the movement in the new generation, “Mawddah Mahmoud”, was arrested while she was in the demonstrations of the Rania district in the Sulaymaniyah governorate.” Earlier in the day, the Sulaymaniyah governorate witnessed demonstrations calling for the radical reform of the system of governance in the Kurdistan region. Ended
Shafaq News/ On Saturday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, renewed his adherence to the demand to dissolve the Iraqi parliament and to hold early legislative elections in the country, stressing the continuation of the movement’s supporters in continuing the protests until the demands he calls for are achieved.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet today, “Positive responses came regarding (dissolving Parliament) and a popular and clan response, from academics, civil society institutions, and preachers of the Husseini pulpit, and even from some scholars of the honorable seminary and from some Kurdish, Sunni and even Shiite political leaders.”
Al-Sadr thanked those who supported the idea of dissolving parliament, saying, “I call on them to take a serious stand to save Iraq from the tusks of corruption and dependency and to correct the course of the political process that harmed the people and the country.”
He added, “So come to a common word and to serious and real actions, and let’s move away from meager dialogues. Iraq needs actions, not words.”
Al-Sadr also indicated that “the people yearn for real reform that will save them from the suffering they are in, for which patience is no longer commendable.”
He said, “Let everyone know that the revolutionaries will continue their revolution until the demands are fulfilled and they will not give up at all. It is their only and last chance. So, beloved ones, continue until the demands are fulfilled, and I am with you, the proud people of oppression, like Imam Hussein.”
The leader of the Sadrist movement continued by saying, “(Dissolving Parliament) has become a popular, political and elitist demand for which there is no alternative. Let all the corrupt mouths be silenced wherever they are.”
Shafaq News/ A source in the New Generation movement, headed by Shaswar Abdul Wahed, revealed this Saturday evening, the number of the movement’s representatives, activists and journalists affiliated with its media institutions who were arrested by the security forces in Kurdistan Region, against the background of the protest demonstration.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The security authorities in the region arrested seven deputies from the New Generation Parliamentary Bloc, and ten journalists affiliated with the movement.”
He added that “35 activists who participated in the demonstration were also arrested.”
It should be noted that the number of representatives of the New Generation Movement in the Federal House of Representatives is nine.
Earlier today, a demonstration was launched in Sulaymaniyah, in the center of the province, calling for changes in the mechanisms used in governance and the adoption of the democratic system.
Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that the demonstration was called by the new leader of the movement, Shaswar Abdul Wahed, this afternoon, as dozens of demonstrators gathered in the famous “Mawlawi” street in the center of Sulaymaniyah, to demand a change of government system in the Kurdistan Region.
Our correspondent said to the security forces, they dispersed the demonstrators using tear gas, and prevented the media from reaching the place of the demonstration, as well as preventing citizens from using mobile phones, even if to make a call, as those using a phone are arrested immediately.
Our correspondent stated that the demonstrations started in Sulaymaniyah, Kalar, Sayed Sadiq, and Halabja Governorate, noting that the security forces in Kalar arrested journalist Muhammad Mahmoud.
In turn, the Sulaymaniyah Journalists Syndicate demanded, in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, the release of journalists who were arrested during their media coverage of the demonstrations.
In addition, the New Generation Movement, headed by Shaswar Abdul Wahed, confirmed, in a statement received to Shafaq News Agency, that “the regional authorities have arrested a number of leaders of the new generation and its deputies, and there are more than 30 armed military vehicles besieging the headquarters of the movement’s leader.”
Baghdad – Mawazine News , a representative of the Sadrist movement, Burhan Al-Maamouri, submitted a request to Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi regarding the dissolution of Parliament. Al-Maamouri, the only Sadrist MP who did not resign from parliament, demanded that Al-Halbousi hold an emergency session to dissolve parliament and set a date for early elections.
Information/Baghdad.. A press report revealed, on Saturday, new scenes regarding the meeting of the head of the United Nations mission in Iraq, Jenin Plaschaert, with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, indicating that Plasschaert convinced him to open a direct dialogue with the framework. In a report, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed quoted political sources as saying that “the visit of the UN envoy, Jenin Plaschaert, to Najaf and meeting with Al-Sadr came in accordance with an initiative that the United Nations Mission in Iraq is working on to calm the situation and prevent any escalation between the Sadrist movement and the coordination framework.” . The sources indicated that “the initiative of the UN envoy is focused on supporting the holding of early elections that al-Sadr wants, but according to a political agreement on their date, who runs them, and by what law, and the UN envoy is working to open channels of direct dialogue between the current and the framework to reach an agreement on the next stage.” She added that “Blackshart was able to convince the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to open channels of dialogue with the coordination framework, and for this reason, the coming hours will witness a meeting between both al-Sadr and the leader of the Fatah Alliance Hadi al-Amiri, who was authorized by the framework to dialogue with the Sadrist movement.” Done/25 d
Baghdad – Mawazine News , the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, attended, on Saturday, the annual Husseini mourning council, which is held at the house of the supreme religious authority, Ali al-Sistani.
Baghdad – Mawazine News , the financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, set, today, Saturday, a condition for the establishment of the sovereign fund, noting that the Central Bank of Iraq expressed its willingness to manage the fund
. From the text and spirit of Article 19 of the amended Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019, which stipulates the establishment of a (sovereign fund) in which financial savings shall be deposited after covering the expenditures stipulated in the annual Federal Budget Law, including covering the hypothetical or planned deficit in the estimates of the general budget annual research topic.
He added, “The Sovereign Fund or the Generations Fund requires the availability of a law for the federal general budget for the year 2022 to be defined and set the rules and mechanisms for the fund’s work at the end of the current fiscal year, especially after the Central Bank of Iraq expressed its willingness to manage the fund based on its law as the state bank and financial agent. It has the right to manage all its financial investments.
He continued, “However, this does not prevent the Ministry of Finance from preparing to draw up a program for managing the sovereign fund or the Generations Fund, and setting its investment objectives to serve development and economic progress in our country.”
He pointed out that “the financial savings achieved outside the Emergency Law for Food Security and Development No. 2 of 2022 and the applications of Article 13 of the Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 amended regarding the restriction of exchange at 1/12 of the total actual current spending for the year 2021, are still managed as reserve financial savings. By the Central Bank of Iraq (the financial agent of the state) and according to the best applications available globally in the management of safe short-term financial investments.
Saleh stressed, that “the Sovereign Fund or the Generations Fund, when established, remains attached to a prerequisite, which is the existence of a general budget law, and otherwise, the financial savings achieved will remain in part in the hedging account referred to in the first articles of the current Emergency Food Security Law No. 2 of 2022.” Until the end of the 2022 fiscal year, in the event that a budget law is not issued.
He continued by saying that “any savings outside the expenditures of the two laws above will be partly spent within the opening balance of the next fiscal year 2023, and the other part will remain a financial reserve for the government pending the enactment of a budget law for the year 2023, so that the Generations Fund or the Sovereign Fund can work, due to the legal connection between the Sovereign Fund and the availability of funds.” The surplus through an approved annual budget and legally committed to its provisions. Ended 29/N33
Shafaq News/ The city of Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, is scheduled to host an international investment exhibition next week.
The supervisor of the exhibition, Ribaz Darwish, told Shafaq News Agency, “The exhibition will be with the participation of dozens of international, Arab and local companies in the field of investment, and it will be held in the International Exhibition Hall in Erbil and will last for four days.”
Darwish added, “The exhibition aims to attract investment to the Kurdistan Region, and exchange investment experiences from foreign companies, in addition to introducing them to the labor market in Kurdistan.”