Parliamentary Finance: We have no choice but to question and dismiss the Minister of Finance

Parliamentary Finance: We have no choice but to question and dismiss the Minister of Finance

2021-04-17

Parliamentary Finance - We have no choice but to question and dismiss the Minister of FinanceA member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Muhammad Al-Shabaki, confirmed, on Saturday, that the Minister of Finance Ali Allawi’s continuation of this approach may prompt us to interrogate him as he failed to manage the financial policy.

Al-Shabaki said in a press statement, “The Minister of Finance’s letter is a recommendation to the Council of Ministers to make tax deductions retroactively as of 1/1/2020.”

He added that “Article 34, which the Minister of Finance praised, has nothing to do with deducting the salaries of employees,” noting that “the Minister of Finance continues this approach, so we have no choice but to question him and remove him from his post.”

“There is political and popular discontent, against the backdrop of Finance Minister Ali Allawi’s insistence on imposing tax deductions on employees,” Al-Shibaki pointed out.

Representative of the Parliamentary Change Bloc, Ghaleb Muhammad, had called in a previous statement for the Council of Ministers to change the name of the Federal Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Loans and Taxes, accusing Minister of Finance Ali Allawi of suppressing the poor and exhausted employees.

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