Federal Budget of 2013 to be approved within 3 days, says Araji
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The parliament Ahrar bloc announced that “The Federal Budget of 2013 will be endorsed within the three days of the next week.”
The head of the Committee, Baha al-Araji said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com on Wednesday “Unfortunately, the vote on the Federal Budget for this year became political issue rather than being professional where there are sides within the state are working on disturbing the vote on the Budget, whereas there other sides who are bargaining the vote on the budget for sake of financial gains for their regions or provinces as if the budget is restricted for certain provinces not for the whole country.”
“The vote on the federal budget will be done during the coming days,” Araji added noting “This means, regrettably that the parliament is driven by the masses rather than being working to serve the interests of the masses which were the reason for the parliament’s existence.”
Earlier, a huge number of citizens demonstrated next to the parliament building protesting the delay in endorsing 2013 Budget.