PM Assigns Shahristani as Acting Electricity Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, has been nominated to the post of Acting Minister of Electricity, along with his current post, the semi-official Iraqiya TV Satellite Station reported on Wednesday.

“Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has assigned his Deputy for Energy Afffairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, to hold the administration of the Minister of Electricity on an acting basis,” the TV Station said, according to Aswat al-Iraq.

Prime Minister Maliki had sacked his Electricity Minister, Raad Shallal, on August 17, following the exposure of questionable contracts for electricity generation, valued at $1.7 billion.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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