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Basra Council sues speaker, prime minister over oil allocations

Head of Iraq's Basra Provincial Council Sabah al-Bazouni filed two lawsuits to the federal government against the prime minister and parliament speaker over dissatisfaction of the oil allocations for the province in the 2019 budget.

The lawsuits were filed against Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi and Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi due to "prejudice" against Basra, by allocating one trillion dinars for all oil-producing provinces. Bazouni said in the lawsuit that this amount is less than Basra's share alone.

Also, the second lawsuit was filed against the prime minister for the recent decision to limit the import of goods to pass only through Tarbil Border crossing between Jordan and Iraq.

The lawsuit said that Basra has many crossings, which will be affected by Abd al-Mahdi's decision, and subsequently, the province will suffer big losses.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 26 February 2019 01:10 AM