Protests erupt as gas price increased in Kurdistan Region
There were protests in Kurdistan Region of Iraq after gas prices increased to 900 Iraqi Dinars.

Protests reported in Say Saagh and Cham Chamal regions and more demonstration are expected in other regions and cities of the Kurdish enclave.

Gas price in the region was 500 Dinars and it increased by 400 Dinars.

The region’s Natural Sources Commission Deputy Chief Roza Mahmoud said efforts to ban on any increase in the price was fruitless and in vain.

A member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Salar Mahmoud asked the region’s Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami to resign from his post.

Hawrami is expected to go to the region’s local parliament to answer questions about the increase in gas price.

News Code: 8242  |  Date: 2014/09/01  |  Time: 14 : 7

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