A member of the House of Representatives, Mudar Al-Karawi, accused, on Saturday, that political forces, which he did not name, aborted the slum law in Iraq for more than 10 years .
Al-Karawi said that “slums are the mother of the problems in Iraq and their serious repercussions on security and society cannot be limited to points, especially since the number of people currently inhabiting them may reach hundreds of thousands of families without any services and in a very difficult humanitarian situation .”
Al-Karawi added, “The slums law has been proposed for more than 10 years, but political forces, some of them influential, have aborted its passage several times because some of them see in slums fields of electoral votes that are exploited in a cycle with promises to resolve their file and give them their most basic rights to own land .”
He pointed out that "the slum law is currently postponed for the next session, although it is a very sensitive file, and voting on it will solve a large and complex problem in Iraq."
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