On Saturday, the Parliamentary Labor and Social Affairs Committee announced that prompt actions were taken to identify the transfers of foreign workers with the Central Bank governor.
According to Hussein Arab, the deputy head of the committee, the monthly transfer rate of these workers abroad exceeds 300 million dollars.
He stated that the majority of the funds leaving Iraq are legitimate, but emphasized the need for action to boost the economy and prevent the loss of valuable currency due to the presence of foreign laborers.
The committee chairman emphasized that they would be discussing the foreign workers’ remittances file with the Central Bank governor. He highlighted the fact that many foreign workers had entered Iraq through illegal means, disregarding the country’s laws and regulations.
A member of the Parliamentary Labor and Social Affairs Committee, Nasik Mahdi Al-Zanki, has urged the government and competent authorities to stop the continuous arrival of foreign workers from different Arab and Asian countries. He disclosed that there are currently one million foreign workers in the country.