The Iraqi government is moving to install the budget alternative to secure salaries
The government program and strategic planning follow-up committee in the Iraqi parliament revealed, today, Tuesday, the intention of Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government not to introduce the 2020 Budget Law after it was withdrawn from Parliament.
Recently, the Iraqi government withdrew the draft budget bill for 2020 from Parliament, one day after it was handed over for the purpose of discussion and approval, according to what the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced.
A member of the government program and strategic planning follow-up committee, Muhammad Karim, told Shafaq News, “The 2020 budget law was a loan law in another way, and it will not be a budget law,” adding that “this law contained many violations, and as soon as it pointed The Iraqi parliament, on these major violations, the Al-Kazemi government withdrew the project. ”
Karim added, “This is why the Iraqi government has a serious intention not to send the 2020 budget law, and for this it wants to send a new borrowing law, instead of the budget.” Parliament. ”
On September 14, the Iraqi Council of Ministers approved the draft federal budget law for the year 2020, and sent it to the House of Representatives, and then quickly withdrew it from the Council.
The Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee revealed, earlier, that the size of the federal budget deficit for 2020 amounted to 45%, indicating that it focuses on securing salaries and financing the ration card, as well as facing the Corona pandemic.
For his part, an informed source told Shafaq News Agency that the local borrowing law to finance the fiscal deficit for 2020 will secure the salaries of retired employees for the three months of the current year. Source