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Speaker and Deputy Speaker support search for missing persons of Halabja

Speaker Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hawrami and MPs from the Martyrs’ Affairs, Genocide and Political Prisoners Committee welcomed Mr. Khalil Muhammad Salih, one of persons who went missing as a child in the aftermath of the Halabja chemical bombardment of 1988.

Order of business for Parliament sitting of Tuesday 24 December

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Tuesday 24th December 2019 at 11 am – the 12th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami conveys best wishes to Yazidis on Ezi Feast Day

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 .