IAF sees government a burden on Jordan, 21.7% of MPs expect it to quit

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Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh addresses a parliamentary session. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)

AMMAN — The Islamic Action Front party denounced Prime Minster Bisher Al-Khasawneh Cabinet for raising fuel prices to a “record rate”, which will burden people and the national economy, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

IAF said the hiked prices confirm that the government has become a “burden on the country and its people, since its only approach is raising prices.”

The party renewed its question about the reasons for the continued lack of transparency in the file of importing oil and pricing fuel in Jordan, where the price is among the highest in the world.

The group urged the government to look for alternatives, which include cutting the flat tax levied on fuel, because “this approach results in an increase in production costs in the various economic sectors, and exacerbates the economic crisis afflicting the country and its citizens”.

In a related development, a study has found that 21.7 percent of the 130-seat Chamber of Deputies expect the Cabinet to quit, Al-Ghad News said.

It said the study by Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development (Rased)’s released on Tuesday found that 59.2 percent of deputies were satisfied with the government’s handling of human rights and public freedoms. Some 63.3 percent expressed satisfaction with the government’s handling of the political reform.

The report showed that Khasawneh’s government had 160 obligations and commitments, of which 36.2 percent were accomplished, while 37.5 percent are under implementation, and the remaining 26.3 percent have not been initiated.

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