Ministry of Peshmerga: The funds allocated from Baghdad is not enough for half of our forces

18/03/2019 - 22:50 Published in News/Kurdistan

Secretary-General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Major General Jabbar Yawar, said Monday that the allocation of the federal government within the financial budget for the current year is not enough to pay the salaries of half of the Peshmerga forces.

Major General Yawar said in a statement to "Voice of America" ​​, said that the amount of 68 billion dinars allocated is not enough to pay the salaries of half the number of Peshmerga forces, according to the system used in the distribution of salaries in the Kurdistan region.

He added that the payment of salaries according to the system of Kurdistan requires a budget of 140 billion dinars per month, but said that we wanted to pay the salaries of the Peshmerga according to the system used by the Iraqi defense system, it should be allocated about 280 billion dinars.