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Parliament passes Law on Import and Sale of Oil Products, holds readings of bills and resolution

The Kurdistan Parliament sat on 20 April for readings of several bills and passed the Law on the Import and Sale of Oil Products, with Speaker Faiq presiding over the sitting.

Parliament holds workshop on budget preparation, implementation and monitoring

Parliament's Research Centre on 19 April, together with the National Democratic Institute and the financial adviser of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, held a workshop on 'The general budget's preparation, implementation and supervision by Parliament' for members and advisers of several Parliament committees.

Committees' recent meetings - 21 April 2021

The Culture Committee asked the Culture Ministry to stop closures of TV channels' broadcasts when they breach regulations. The Investment Committee wants better supervision of investment projects, especially those that are given land.  

Order of business for sitting 21 April 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 22nd April 2021 at 12pm, the ninth ordinary sitting of the spring session of the third year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Order of Business for sitting of 20 April 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 11am, the eighth ordinary sitting of the spring session of the third year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Statement by Committee on Protection of Women's Rights regarding murders of women

We are focusing our efforts on passing a new law on combating violence against women, in which the punishment in cases of murdering women are much tougher and will become a deterrent that will help to eliminate these barbaric crimes.

Parliament calls for better services and compensation for Anfal survivors and families in Garmian and Chamchamal

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 14 April, the 33rd anniversary of the Anfal genocide against the Kurds, presided over a sitting on the situation for Anfal survivors and families in Garmian and Chamchamal and the provision of services for them. MPs made many recommendations, which will be raised with the relevant authorities.

Committees' recent meetings - 14 April 2021

Committees discussed the protection of archeology bill, the draft resolution on Kurdish Journalism Day and a proposal on a health insurance law. They asked the Peshmerga Ministry why it has been slow to implement the Reform Law, and want debt forgiveness for farmers to cope with this year's drought.

Parliament and KRG discuss Kurdistan Region's rights and responsibilities in Iraq 2021 Budget Law

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 12 April chaired a meeting with the KRG’s negotiating team with Baghdad, led by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, about the Iraq 2021 budget law and Kurdistan Region’s own budget bill.

Order of Business for sitting of 14 April 2021: Discussion about Anfal survivors and families in Garmian

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 11am – the seventh ordinary sitting of the spring session of the third year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows: