20:19 - 2022-06-27
The Federal Ministry of Finance announced that its reform measures contributed to the crisis of low oil prices, while vowing to prosecute those who defamed.
The ministry said in a statement, "We condemn the actions of a number of parliament members, and the allegations that they were prevented from receiving them while they entered the ministry," noting that "what was stated by the allegations of some deputies regarding the lack of response by ministry officials is inaccurate."
The ministry denied, "Minister Ali Allawi gave instructions to prevent their entry, as the entry of the deputies was in the last hour of official working hours," noting that "
And she added, "The Ministry of Finance is a sovereign ministry that provides a public service, and its reform measures have contributed to crossing the country to safety after the crisis that swept the world following the Corona pandemic and the drop in oil prices," noting that it "is keen to guarantee the rights of all segments of society and the fragile classes in particular, and made an effort to demand." From Parliament to include allocations for graduates of health professions with its book No. 13699 on 6/6/2022 within the Food Security Law, along with their fellow lecturers and social welfare entitlements.
The ministry affirmed, "It respects the privileges granted to members of Parliament, especially immunity from legal procedures in their pursuit of their duties, but this immunity must be balanced with the greater responsibility of not misusing it and not a license to pursue personal agendas," stressing that "the vast majority of parliamentarians are aware of their responsibilities, which We will not allow the Ministry's employees or senior officials to be threatened or intimidated by anyone in the course of their duties."
And she indicated that she "is keen to respect the regulations and laws in force in conducting communications between the various authorities in the country, and to adopt official channels of communication between them, as guaranteed by relevant regulations and instructions," noting that "it reserves the legal right to sue those who commit defamation and false allegations."
The ministry stated that "its doors are open to everyone, and this is not limited to one group or entity without the other."
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