Baghdad morning - Shaima Rashid
and House of Representatives approved the amendment of Article 26 of the Law "national card" for religious minorities, while finished reading the report and discuss the federal budget for 2016.
According to a statement the Department of Information of the Council, the Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jubouri confirmed to take Presidency of the Council consideration County deputies religious components of the meetings of the Council in protest against the article 26 of the national card law, expressing the Council is keen to resume deputies components for their work with their colleagues in the Council.
The Council voted on a resolution required its members to follow measures to amend the national card law, specifically Article 26 Second him in line with the provisions of the Constitution, especially Article II, and consistent with the rights of the Iraqi thoroughbreds components.
The Council postponed, according to the statement, vote on the draft Martyrs Foundation Act to session next Thursday in order to address some of the paragraphs at issue.
Furthermore, al-Jubouri, expressed the Council is keen to complete especially the law, which counts people who gave their blood sacrifice for their country and the stability of security bills.
and ended the Council read the report and discuss the draft general budget of the Federal Republic of Iraq for fiscal year 2016
and the report of the Committee that the total budget expenditures for 2016 amounted to 106 trillion dinars compared to the amount of (119 ) trillion dinars for 2015, a drop of 11%, noting that the federal budget for the coming year suffer from a deficit of $ (22.7) trillion dinars, the equivalent of 21% of total expenditures.
On the other hand, al-Jubouri, welcomed the presence of the finance ministers and oil and planning to discuss the draft federal budget law for 2016 to show the Government's vision for which a report.
The Finance Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, the commitment of the government to provide 2016 budget on schedule, indicating that the government exceeded the real concerns about the disable state and non-compliance with its obligations to pay employees and other entitlements salaries.
Zebari, who confirmed The government was able to reduce the deficit from 25% to 22%, he pointed to hold intensive meetings with international financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund, pointing out that the Council of Ministers will submit an amendment to the budget bill in 2016 soon in order to reduce the existing deficit through cash bond issuance.
The Planning Minister Salman Jumaili detect the presence of 4012 investment projects implemented by the provinces through regional development budget, in addition to the 2726 investment projects carried out by the ministries concerned.
He Jumaili to the non-inclusion of new projects in the general budget for 2016, in addition to delete and the freezing of some investment projects, announcing near end accruals Contractors and resolve the issue of lagging projects.
In turn, the oil minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi called for the launch of a campaign to encourage investments in the oil and other sectors as well as encouraging national investments to make up for the shortfall in the budget and increase state revenues, and predicted that oil production rates are for 2016 up to 3 million and 700 000 barrels per day, calling for fundamental changes to the oil licensing contracts being signed at a time when oil prices are high.
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