Iraqi Kurdistan govt workers say late salaries mean no Eid

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Al-Araby

Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has yet to pay its current and retired employees ahead of Eid Al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. As of Thursday, thousands of employees from the KRG ministries of higher education, culture, municipalities and electricity are yet to be paid salaries for March. In contrast, the Iraqi central government in Baghdad is up to date on its payments, currently giving its employees and pensioners their salaries for May. “I will not celebrate Eid Al-Fitr as I am not being paid a March salary and thus cannot buy food and clothes for my kid…

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