Economy News - Baghdad
MP Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani set, Thursday, the legal date for the removal of the head of the Media and Communications Commission, Ali al-Khuwaildi, from his post, while calling on the government to withdraw all priorities from him and prevent his travel.
During his session on Wednesday, the House of Representatives questioned the head of the Executive Body of the Media and Communications Commission, Ali Al-Khuwaildi, on several matters, most notably the failure of the mobile phone companies to pay the money they owed to the Iraqi government, while the parliament voted after that not convinced of his answers.
Al-Sudani said in a statement reported by the official news agency "Conscious" and seen by "Al-Iqtisad News", that "the interrogation process of the head of the executive body of the Media and Communications Authority took place professionally inside the House of Representatives," indicating that "MP Alaa al-Rubaie was successful with his questions, calmness and his interferences with which he was embarrassed." Chief executive.
He added that "the head of the Media Commission provided constructive answers that did not match his 12-year service that he spent in the commission," noting that "the answers were not convincing to the interviewee, not even to the members of Parliament, because many violations appeared, including signing renewal contracts, and the companies did not pay their debts." Debt, and this is contrary to even the appeals decision on which it is based. "
Al-Sudani added, "The ball is now in the court of the government, specifically the prime minister, by instructing the Diwani Order 29 Committee to withdraw all priorities and seize him and prevent him from traveling until the investigations are completed and the violations and violations that have caused the waste of public money are identified."
He pointed out that "after the House of Representatives voted not to be satisfied with the answers of the Chairman of the Media Commission, a request is submitted by 70 deputies to demand that his dismissal be included in the parliament’s agenda, which takes place seven days after the interrogation session in accordance with the law and the constitution."
He stressed that "all trends are aimed at dismissing the chief of the executive body for his failure and failure and the violations he committed against public funds, the interest of the citizen and the telecommunications sector in general."