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Today, Saturday, the Parliamentary Communications Committee called on the Media and Communications Authority to collect millions of dollars from Zain, Asiacell and Korek companies.
The head of the committee, Zahra al-Bajari, told (Baghdad Today) that "the Media Commission must carry out its duties by collecting sums from the telecommunications companies Zain, Asiacell and Korek , and abide by judicial decisions to collect these funds."
She explained, "These sums are the money of the Iraqis, and they must be collected and entered into the treasury, so that the sums can be added to service projects in all provinces."
Earlier, the head of the Parliamentary Transportation Committee, Zahra Al-Bajari, directed a parliamentary question to the Media and Communications Commission about the legality of some of the procedures followed by the "Zain" telecom company in its dealings with users.
An official document issued by Al-Bajari's office, a copy of which was obtained by (Baghdad Today), included "addressing the Media and Communications Authority to state the legal justification for the Zain Telecom Company's establishment of an amount of 350 dinars per month under the name (segment management fees)."
It also included "a question about the legality of reselling citizens' SIM cards after a certain period has passed since leaving them, considering it a breach of privacy."
The (Baghdad Today) agency also monitored a clear violation committed by Zain Iraq Telecom Company with the dollar exchange rate approved by the Central Bank of Iraq.
According to the monitoring, Zain Iraq committed violations through its hawala service known as (Zain Cash), which it launched in 2018 in Iraq.
Zain used the electronic application (Zain Cash) for electronic money transfers through the American broker Western Union, by selling US dollars to users of the money transfer service at black market exchange rates.