[ltr]2022.12.08 - 09:30[/ltr]
Baghdad - people
By the end of the day, Thursday, the House of Representatives will enter its legislative recess in its first term, despite the scarcity of sessions and the lack of legal productivity, at a time when members of Parliament are calling on the government to expedite sending the budget law before the recess.
A member of the Legal Committee, Raed Al-Maliki, said in a statement to the official newspaper, followed by “Nass” (December 8, 2022), that “the laws under discussion, including amending the election law, the constitution, and others, are still projects and ideas within the framework of partisan and political calls,” adding that “the most important laws in Commission is Federal Service and has been withdrawn by Government for purposes of Amendment."
Al-Maliki added, "There are other important laws such as security and social retirement for workers, in addition to ideas for amending the unified retirement law with regard to the legal age and others, in addition to laws that were read for the first and second time, which are information crimes and the regulation of the right to demonstrate and freedom of expression," noting that "most Disagreements over some provisions of the laws, with the exception of the law of partnership between the public and private sectors and the service of science, which witnessed objection to its origin.
A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Faisal Al-Naeli, said, according to the newspaper: “Parliament is awaiting the 2023 budget law, as it is determined to legislate it as soon as possible.”
Al-Naeli explained, "The budget has not yet arrived, and the committee believes that social security is also an important law, which may witness many amendments."
Al-Naeli's colleague in the committee, Atwan Al-Atwani, confirmed that "Parliament is serious about investing time to legislate laws, fill gaps in services, finance and strengthen the budget."
Al-Atwani promised, according to the newspaper, that the budget law "determines the country's financial, economic and investment paths," calling on the government to "expedite its completion before the legislative recess."
He pointed out that "the government is not to blame for the delay in transmitting the budget to parliament due to the recent formation of the Sudanese cabinet, and therefore it needs to review the budget and adapt it according to the government program, which requires some time."
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