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Karbala governor sacked for corruption charges

Karbala provincial council has decided to dismiss governor Aqil Al-Turaihi for “corruption.”

Al-Turaihi, a member of Iraq’s Islamic Dawa Party, led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, has served as Karbala governor since June of 2013.

The provincial council has voted to remove the governor from his post for a number of financial and administrative violations.

The council held an interrogation session last Tuesday to question Al-Turaihi regarding neglect, abuse of authority and corruption charges.

The ex-governor was also assigned with overseeing the implementation of all service projects carried out in the province.