of Basra province Khalaf Abdel-Samad said Thursday all Iraqi provinces should
be included in the reconstruction plans.
"Reconstruction shouldn't be exclusively carried out in the northern and western parts of the country," he noted.
In a statement, he said all Iraqi cities have been impacted by terror."Basra and other areas in central and southern Iraq continue to suffer the woes of scorched earth policy adopted by former governments."
lawmaker also said the discrimination among provinces when it comes to reconstruction
efforts is detrimental to the entire Iraq.