Iraqi Govt to Announce Dhi Qar Investigation Results on Wednesday

Protesters block the entrance to the oil distribution company in Nasiriyah (Reuters) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said that the government would announce on Wednesday the results of the investigation into Dhi Qar demonstrations last February, during which seven were killed and over 30 others injured. During the cabinet meeting, Kadhimi stated that the government has worked for months to address the crisis and demands of the people in Nasiriyah and allocated a special fund for the reconstruction of Dhi Qar. “We hope that his money will be spent in the interest of the people of the province.” Addressing the issue of choosing a new governor to succeed Nazim al-Waeli, who was dismissed on popular demand last February, the prime minister said that due to well-known circumstances and various legal problems, the position of the governor of Dhi Qar has become vacant. “We decided to choose the governor of Dhi Qar after consultations and interviews that included most of the popular, tribal, and administrative parties...read more...