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According to a senior government official, the Iraqi government froze employment and allowances in the budget in response to the International Monetary Fund, noting that the budget of 2018, does not contain any allocations for new appointments in state institutions, including the Ministries of Defense and Interior.
"The budget does not include any allowances or increase in the salaries of workers in all state institutions," the newspaper quoted the official as saying. "This step comes in response to the recommendations and conditions of the International Monetary Fund , Which seeks to borrow from Iraq to fill the budget deficit.
"The IMF pointed out that more than 1 million jobs out of 4 million are sinking, as they do not work for more than 30 minutes a day and their presence is not important at all," the official said. "Fraud networks, which take money from college graduates, Promises to employ them in government institutions. "
Iraq's budget next year is estimated at 96 billion dollars, with an expected deficit of 12 billion dollars. The Executive Board of the IMF has concluded with Iraq in 2016, an agreement to lend Baghdad $ 5.34 billion, in return for the implementation of the program of economic reform. Ending / 25
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