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Kurdistan Parliament restricts MPs freedom from field visits

  2021-06-23  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A combined photo of the written document and the Kurdistan Parliament building in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
 Zhyan News Network


SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Parliament lawmakers are not allowed onwards to do field trips to residential and service projects without previous permits from the chairs of the committees, according to a new directive obtained by Zhyan News Network. 

“No lawmakers are able to personally visit the residential and service projects without permits from the heads of the committees or the parliament presidency,” the written document says, signed by Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Rewaz Fayaq. 

The document calls on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to refer the decision to its institutions to prevent parliamentarians to visit the projects without prior permits.

The move is seen as a tool to put a cap on the freedom of the lawmakers to conduct fact-finding trips to projects when shortcomings are considered.  

The Kurdish legislature consists of 111 seats, when the last eleven seats are reserved for the monitories. 

(Zhyan English)