The Iraqi government’s appeals on articles of the general budget law will not affect the law’s continuation, and the law’s articles will begin implementation from tomorrow, according to a statement from the Parliamentary Finance Committee.
Thank you for providing these instructions. I have taken note of the information that Committee member, Representative Jamal Koujar shared with Shafaq News agency. Based on that, I understand that it is the appeals submitted by the government against articles and paragraphs of the budget law that are currently causing a hold-up, not the budget law itself. Additionally, Representative Koujar suggested that the cabinet session scheduled for Tuesday would be the start of the implementation of the budget law in ministries and state institutions. Is there anything else you would like me to do with this information or any further instructions you have?
Cougar emphasized the need for the Ministry of Finance to promptly implement the budget law, while the reasons for the delay remain unknown.
On July 3rd, Muhammad al-Sudani, the head of the federal government, requested that the Federal Supreme Court issue an order to halt the implementation of certain paragraphs in the budget law until their constitutionality is determined. It seems that al-Sudani has some concerns about the legality of these paragraphs and wants to ensure that everything is done by the book.
On June 12, the Iraqi Parliament approved the three-year financial budget, amounting to 198.9 trillion Iraqi dinars ($153 billion) annually.