Baghdad Member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, MP for the State of Law, Kati’ Al-Rikabi, said that the military conscription law will be transfer to the next parliamentary session.
Al-Rikabi confirmed in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA): “The current parliamentary session is about to end, and there is less than a month left for the upcoming elections, therefore no new parliament sessions will be held to approve laws, including the military conscription law.”
He explained that this law was long overdue in the State Shura Council, and it was supposed to be sent to Parliament by the Council of Ministers two to three months ago to be discussed in the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee and then approved, because it is one of the important laws of the Iraqi state.
Al-Rikabi stressed the importance of this law for the security forces and the Iraqi youth, because it will provide an opportunity for the unemployed, increase the physical capacity of the youth and increase their patriotic feeling.
The Council of Ministers had recently approved the draft law on the military conscription law and referred it to the House of Representatives.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency