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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).

Committees’ recent meetings – 12 December 2019

Committees and international coalition military advisers discussed Peshmerga reform and unification; raised road problems with the Minister of Housing and Reconstruction; discussed amending the Law on Martyrs; and looked at the latest draft of the Anti-Narcotics Bill.

Order of business for Monday 16 December: First reading of 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 Monday 16th December 2019 at 11 am – the tenth ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term:

Deputy Speaker Hawrami meets US Consulate's new political and economic officer Mr. Andrew Lentz

Deputy Speaker Hawrami and Mr. Lentz, discussed the importance of the KRG coalition’s reform agenda to strengthen Kurdistan’s position and economy. Mr. Lentz said that the US supports the reform agenda, which will help the fiscal, business and investment climate. 

Kurdistan Regional Government sends Reform Bill to Kurdistan Parliament

On 12 December the Kurdistan Parliament received the Reform Bill (draft law), which the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers approved on 11 December. 

Parliament sits to discuss electricity provision, hold readings of bills

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 10 December chaired a sitting of the Kurdistan Parliament at which MPs discussed the problem of insufficient electricity provision in the Kurdistan Region, held the first reading of the Draft Resolution on Turkmen National Days in Kurdistan Region, and the second reading of the Bill on Commercial Advertising.

Committee on Kurdistani Areas outside KRG Administrative Area meet Minister Khalid Shwani

10 December - The committee, led by the chair Ms. Jiwan Rojbayani (KDP), welcomed Mr. Khalid Shwani, Minister of the Region for Kurdistani Areas outside the KRG Administrative Area; and Dr. Abdulhakim Juzal, Head of the Board of Kurdistani Areas outside the KRG Administrative Area.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami conveys condolences on passing of Sheikh Mulla Sadiq Abdul Aziz

On the sad news of the passing of Sheikh Mulla Sadiq Abdul Aziz, the former General Secretary of the Kurdistan Islamic Movement, Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami conveyed the following condolence message to his family and to the party’s General Secretary and political bureau:

Committees' recent meetings - 10 December 2019 - 2

Parliament committees discussed amending the Pharmacists Syndicate Law, and how to help some 100 Kurds held in immigration detention centres in Greece.