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Gov't won't cover up any case or suspicion of corruption — PM

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(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Monday said that his government "will not cover up any corruption case, not even a suspicion of corruption," stressing that "this is the government's approach and what it pledged" when it was named in late 2020, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The prime minister's statement came in response to lawmaker Muhammad Inad Al-Fayez who demanded that the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources provide clarifications about energy agreements signed with foreign parties. Khasawneh said that the government would provide the lawmaker with the relevant documents within days.

"Most of the energy-related agreements involve significant penalty clauses, and they may be unfair," said Khasawneh noting that these agreements entail international arbitration, and if Jordan lost them, it would result in significant financial losses.

On a related note, the Lower House of Parliament voted on a proposal submitted by Speaker Abdul Karim Doghmi to refer former Minister of Water and Irrigation to the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission, following alleged violations related to the appointment of employees on temporary contracts at the ministry.

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