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MP urges gov’t to cancel deductions from employees’ salaries

The Iraqi parliament

MP Ahood al-Fadli, rapporteur of the Citizen bloc, called Tuesday on the federal government to cancel deductions from employees’ salaries as they adversely affect citizens’ lives in the present circumstances.      

In a statement, al-Fadli said the deductions from employees’ salaries are unconstitutional and they contradict with the laws in force. 

The MP also called on the government to cancel the item of deductions from the 2018 state budget bill.  

The Iraqi citizen is waiting for wage and allocations’ increases not deductions. These deductions will directly affect the citizens’ lives, particularly those who are living in rentals, she noted. 

On Sunday, MP Haider al-Fawadi, member of the integrity committee in parliament, called on the government to close the door to corruption instead of deducting an amount of money from the salaries of employees and pensioners.

In a press statement, al-Fawadi announced that 2018 state budget included a 4.8% deduction from the gross salaries of employees and pensioners. 

All the justifications, provided by the government, no longer exist after victory over ISIS was declared last month. This means that the funds, which have been allocated for supporting the military operations to eliminate ISIS, should not be deducted from employees’ salaries, he added.  

Last Modified: Tuesday، 09 January 2018 10:17 AM