Officials from Basra province are pressing the political blocs, and the parliament's speaker in
order to get exceptional financial allocations for the province in the 2019
state budget, a parliamentary source said.
These officials believe that there is injustice concerning allocations of Basra in the budget, the source added.
Some Basra officials referred to a demand for the establishment of an independent province in case the province was not granted its rights," the source said, adding that this will be determined according to the stances of the political blocs on the demands of Basra.
Basra is considered one of the most rich provinces in Iraq although the government is not giving the residents of the province enough attention or services.