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A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, ruled out, on Thursday, the settlement of negotiations to pass the budget during the coming hours, indicating that determining the percentage of Kurdistan is still the most prominent obstacle in the budget.
Cougar said, in a statement reported by "Al-Sabah" newspaper, which was seen by "the information", that "the budget cannot be finalized in the coming hours, and the committee still needs time, as there are matters still under discussion despite the resolution of almost all budget matters." However, the share of the region remains the first obstruction to passing the budget within the Finance Committee.
He continued, "There are unresolved additions, and there are proposals by some deputies that have not been added either," noting that "the members of the committee voted to add a paragraph through which an amount is deducted from the salary of each employee at the rate of (one per thousand) for the Martyrs' Support Fund, and although this matter It is illegal, but he won the committee’s vote,” explaining that “no one has the right to deduct from the employee’s salary without a clear law.”
He pointed out, "The deduction clause to which conditions were added, including that it goes in favor of the category of martyrs after 2003 and those who fell in the war only," noting that "according to the deduction, approximately 59 billion dinars will be collected for the benefit of the Martyrs Support Fund." Ended 25
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