ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The new Iraqi parliament on Saturday voted in members of its 22 permanent committees during its 12th session.
The lawmakers reduced the number of committees from 27 to 21 and introduced a new one, making a current total of 22.
The Council of Representatives decided to combine the Culture and Information Committee with that of Archaeological Affairs, the Committee Members’ Affairs with Civil Society, the Human Rights and Martyrs Committee with Prisoners’ Affairs, and the Work and Social Affairs Committee with Displaced Persons.
The body also created a new committee called Transport and Communications.
Parliament members agreed to adjourn the session until the next one on Monday, when they plan to question, or "host," staff of the Central Bank of Iraq.
19 of the 22 committees and the names of their members obtained by Kurdistan 24 are as follows:
Security and Defense Committee: Mohammad Al-Ghabban - Adnan Faihan - Mohammad Reza - Katti’ Al-Rikabi - Abbas Srout, Khalid Al-Obeidi - Nasser Mohi - Mohammad Nasser - Nayef al-Shammari - Ammar Yousef - Ahmad al-Assadi.
Services, Reconstruction, Transport, and Communications Committee: Sana al-Moussawi - Burhan Kazem - Hassan Salem - Hussein Yousari - Iman Rashid - Haidar Fawadi - Omar Mohammed - Aisha al-Masari - Dhafer al-‘Ani - Laila Mahdi - Oday Hatem - Maha al-Janabi - Zaitoun al-Dulaimi - Shaima al-Maslahi - Abbas Yasser.
Government Program Planning and Research Committee: Majida al-Tamimi - Raed Fahmi - Manal Gharrabi - Khallaf Abdul-Sammad - Aras Habeeb - Mohammed Iqbal - Osama al-Nujaifi - Iyad Allawi.
Agricultural Affairs Committee: Ali al-Badiri - Ihsan al-Shibli - Mansour al-Bu’aihi - Dalal al-Gharawi - Falah Zaidan.
Work and Social Affairs Committee: Ra’d al-Dahlaki – Insijam al-Gharawi - Basma Basim – Shimal al-Obeidi - Hussein Said - Manal al-Baldawi.
Integrity Committee: Sabah al-Sa’idi - Hassan Shaker - Taha al-Difa’i - Hamad Yasser - Alia Nassif - Handren Lazgin - Ahmed al-Jubouri - Kadhem al-Sayadi - Laith al-Dulaimi.
Sports Affairs Committee: Abdul-Hussein ‘Abtan – Burhan-al-Din Jaff - Abbas Aliwi - Arazou Mohammed.
Committee Members’ Affairs Committee: ‘Ama Nwel - Sarkawt Latif - Iyad Hashim - Qassem al-Araji.
Culture, Tourism, and Archaeology Committee: Hamd-Allah al-Rikabi - Wajih Abbas - Rakan al-Jubouri.
Health Affairs Committee: Qutaybah al-Jubouri - Ghayeb al-Shammari - Siham al-Musawi – Abdul-Aoun al-Abadi - Rashid al-Azzawi.
Legal Affairs Committee: Rafah al-Aridhi - Hussein Jassim - Mahmoud Mala - Abd al-Bari - Saeb Khdhir - Ahmed al-Jabouri - Fayaq al-Sheikh Ali - Ammar al-Shibli.
Financial Affairs Committee: Mohammed al-Daraji - Falih al-Sari - Adnan Al-Zarafi - Hoshyar Abdullah - Ahmed Hama - Mohammed Kochar - Muthana al-Tamimi - Muhasen Hamdoun - Haitham al-Jubouri.
Educational Affairs Committee: Zeinab Waheed - Naha Fadhil - Manal Hameed - Mwntaha Jabr - Abbas Shu’ail - Sami’a Mohammed.
Economic and Investment Committee: Riyadh Abbas - Noufil Najji - Ali Sa’doun - Nasreen al-Waeli - Abdullah Kharbit - Mithaq Ibrahim - Nahro Mahmoud - Mazen Abdul-Mwna’im.
Oil and Gas Committee: Najah al-Miyahi - Odai ‘Awad - Razaq Mwhaibis - Sadia al-Aqabi - Hussein Majid - Rebwar Taha – Baha-al-Din Nour - Karim ‘Aftan - Mansour Mar’id - Adil Halawa - Aram Najji - Zahra al-Bajari - Haibat al-Halbousi.
Martyrs and Human Rights Committee: Yousra Rajab - Wahda al-Jumaili - Qusay al-Shabaki - Arshad Salihi - Ahmed al-Kanani - Hassan Fad’am.
Regions and Governorates Affairs Committee: Falih al-Ziadi - Sarwa Wens - Jawad Hamdan - Amer al-Fayiz - Khalid al--Mafraji - Mahmoud Adib - Ahmed Haidar.
Foreign Relations Committee: Hassan al-‘Aqouli - Mukhtar Mohammed - Hussein al-Maliki – ‘Alia al-Imara – Mwzahim al-Tamimi - Furat al-Tamimi - Sherko Mohammed - Muthana Amin - Nahida al-Daini - Dhafer al-’Alani - Alla Talabani.
Women’s Affairs Committee: Haifa Al-Amin - Maysoun Jassim - Wasfia Mohammed – Mana al-Qassem - Leila Felih - Khadija al-Turkman.
Editing by John J. Catherine