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Parliament passes Law on Reform of Pensions, Salaries, Allowances, Grants and Other Benefits

The Kurdistan Parliament on 16 January passed the Reform Law, with 89 MPs (out of 111 seats) voting in favour of the law. The aim of the Law on Reform of Pensions, Salaries, Allowances, Grants and Other Benefits is to bring fairness to the system of government employees’ and others’ salaries, pensions and benefits. It also aims to reduce waste of government resources and public funds.

Committees’ recent meetings – 19 January 2019 

In recent meetings the Culture Committee planned to work on a Kurdistan Olympic Committee Bill; and the Martyrs Committee urged the Martyrs Ministry to help repatriate remains of Anfal victims in Samawa mass graves. 

Relations and Kurdish Diaspora Committee asks for suggestions for Kurdish Diaspora Bill

The Kurdistan Parliament Committee that is drafting the Kurdish Diaspora Bill in the following statement asks the public, including the Kurdish Diaspora, to give their suggestions about the Bill.

Order of Business for 16 January: Vote on Bill on Reform of Pensions, Salaries, Allowances, Grants and Other Benefits

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Thursday 16th January at 11 am – the 15th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term:

Parliament committees issue their final joint report on the Reform Bill

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 15 January chaired a meeting of the relevant committees who completed their final joint report on the Reform Bill.

Committees’ recent meetings – 15 January 2020

Committees prepared their final joint report on the Reform Bill, ahead of the vote on 16 January. The Social Affairs Committee met a joint governmental and NGO group on reducing violence; the Agriculture Committee completed their report on the Agricultural Insurance Bill.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami pays last respects at funeral of Father Dinha Toma Yousif of the Chaldean Catholic clergy

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 14 January attended the funeral of Chaldean Catholic priest, Father Dinha Toma Yousif.

Parliament completes second reading of Reform Bill, will vote on 16 January

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 13 January chaired a lengthy sitting late into the night, to complete the second reading of the Reform Bill. 

Kurdistan Parliament condemns Hassan Nasrallah's recent comments on President Masoud Barzani and the Peshmerga

The Kurdistan Parliament condemned Hassan Nasrallah's recent comments about Kurdistan Region, in the following statement:

Parliament passes Anti-Narcotics Law and Resolution on Turkmen National Days, begins second reading of Reform Bill

MPs of the Kurdistan Parliament on 12 January passed the Law on Narcotics and the Dealers and Users of Narcotics, and the Resolution on Turkmen National Days in Kurdistan Region. They also debated the Reform Bill for over seven hours, and decided to continue the Bill's second reading on 13 January.