Baghdad secretary's impeachment to be aired live25/11/2011 14:12
Nov.25 (AKnews)- The impeachment session of Baghdad Secretary Saber
Isawi over corruption charges will be broadcasted live, a deputy said
Baghdad, Nov.25 (AKnews)- The impeachment session of Baghdad Secretary Saber Isawi over corruption charges will be broadcasted live, a deputy said today.
Yesterday Isawi told a press conference in Baghdad that he has officially demanded House of Representatives to allow for his impeachment on Monday to be broadcasted for the public. At the same time he threatened to file a lawsuit against State of Law Coalition deputy, Sherwan al-Waeli who has accused him of corruption.
Waeli accused Isawi of "extortion, wasting millions of dollars on the projects for the prospected Arab Summit in Baghdad and signing several contracts with fake Chinese companies."
Jawad Shahili, a member of the acting Integrity Committee at the House of Representatives told AKnews the media will cover the impeachment live and Waeli will ask Iswai the questions.
He added the Committee has been presented with "precise documents" which show that Baghdad Secretary has been involved in a "big and serious corruption."
"Integrity Committee prefers to substitute the officials of Baghdad Secretary with those characterized by integrity and efficiency to provide the best for the citizens in the capital," deputy Shalili said.
Reports say the official has to answer 18 questions not 100 as some MPs have claimed.