The Deputy of the Parliament of Kurdistan Hemin Hawrami congratulated Yazidis in Kurdistan and around the world on the Ezi Feast Day, the festival following three days of fasting in December.
Committees' recent meetings - 22 December 2019
Parliament’s Martyrs’ Affairs and Interior committees both prepared reports on the Reform Bill, which will affect the pensions, salaries and benefits received by government employees, civil servants and martyrs’ families. The Peshmerga Committee meet with Peshmerga Ministry officials to discuss how the Reform Bill intends to reorganise military ranks and pensions.
Parliament completes second reading of Anti-Narcotics Bill
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 18 December chaired a Parliament sitting at which the Legislative Committee and other relevant committees continued the second reading of the Bill on Narcotics and the Dealers and Users of Narcotics.
Committees' recent meetings - 19 December 2019
MPs and the head of the UN office for combatting people trafficking and narcotics discussed how to raise awareness of these crimes and help the victims. Committees discussed with a Ministry of Natural Resources official details of the Bill on anti-smuggling of oil and oil products. The Finance Committee and the General Director of Kurdistan's banks discussed the state of the banking sector.
Parliament celebrates Kurdistan Flag Day and Kurdistan Mother's Day
The Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency, MPs and staff on 17 December celebrated Kurdistan Flag Day, raising the flag on the outdoor grounds of the Parliament.
Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq welcomes Canada's new Ambassador Ulric Shannon
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 18 December welcomed Canada's new envoy to Iraq, Ambassador Ulric Shannon, accompanied by Ms. Ashley Durec the Head of the Canada Office in Erbil.
Parliament holds first reading of Reform Bill, passes Law on Regulation of Commercial Advertising
MPs of the Kurdistan Parliament convened on 16 December for the first reading of the Reform Bill. They also passed the Law on Regulation of Commercial Advertising, and began the second reading of the Anti-Narcotics Bill.
Committees' recent meetings - 16 December 2019
Committees met the Kurdistan Islamic Scholars Union to discuss their recent statement on women taking taxis alone, and how to coordinate their work. Committees completed their final report to Parliament's Presidency on the Bill on Regulation of Commercial Advertising .
Committees' recent meetings - 15 December 2019
The Agriculture Committee discussed improving management of Kurdistan’s fruit markets, and the Agricultural Insurance Bill. The Protection of Women’s Affairs Committee held a joint meeting with other committees to coordinate their work.
Publication of Reform Bill
The full text of the bill, called the Bill on Reform of of Pensions, Salaries, Allowances, Grants and Other Benefits, is published here (Kurdish).