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 A statement from Dr. Barham Saleh over the recent internal developments inside PUK 

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A statement from Dr. Barham Saleh over the recent internal developments inside PUK  19.2.2009

February 19, 2009

SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and Iraq's deputy prime minister Dr. Barham Ahmed Saleh made a statement on the recent internal developments which have taken place within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Following is the full text of the statement:

Several problems and different views prevail among the ranks of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan for a period.

These problems have been accumulated and left unresolved, and we know that you: the families of martyrs, veterans, and Loyal Peshmerga [Kurdish armed forces] cadres; PUK members, and the people of Kurdistan that you are keen that these problems to be solved wisely in the interest of the masses of Kurdistan and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

Dr. Barham Saleh Iraq's deputy premier and 
deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party
From this perspective I and my dear brother Kosrat Rasul Ali, in consultation with a number of PUK Political Bureau members, have prepared and made a number of proposals and presented them to President Talabani for resolving these internal problems of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and the part of PUK within the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

These proposals originate from the core of the reform project of Mam Jalal [Iraqi president Jalal Talabani], and include ten points starting with accelerating releasing the resolution about recommendations of those committees which have been formed for reformation inside the PUK, and ends with elimination the phenomenon of giving positions to relative of the officials.

It is clear that our proposals include other points, related to reformation and reviewing the PUK representatives in the KRG , offices and organizational centers of the PUK as well as other foundations,
www.ekurd.netguaranteeing financial transparency , reorganizing relationships in general , reviewing the performance of the officials, activating the foundations, organizing the organizations including the PUK Political Bureau, reviewing and organizing the system of decision making inside the PUK Political Bureau according to the PUK bylaw.

Our proposals include a main point, as well which is returning the cadres who are cut off from the PUK because of the internal problems or differences in opinion. The project proposes mechanisms for dealing with this issue through taking necessary steps towards a general reconciliation inside the PUK. The project includes an important point which is improving the living standards of Peshmerga forces and the families of the martyrs.

These proposals have been ratified by Mam Jalal, Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Mam Jalal ordered his two deputies to carry out these suggestions in coordination with and help of the other PUK Political Bureau members according to a meticulous mechanism. Thus, by the support of President Mam Jalal , and the PUK Political Bureau members we can carry out these proposals, which have been always discussed inside the PUK organizations, in due time.

Dear comrades, families and relatives of the martyrs, and dear Peshmergas we all know that the PUK have great historic tasks and responsibilities, not only towards members of PUK , but towards the experience of the Kurdistan region and people of Kurdistan as well. By carrying out these suggestions we would grant peace for souls of the martyrs,
www.ekurd.netand the people of Kurdistan, therefore we should launch reform and modernization immediately and effectively to renew and reform the PUK and improve the living standards of the citizens, annihilating the corruption phenomenon, the guarantee of rule of law and the live of democracy.

Therefore in this stage and to achieve these goals we must work together hand in hand, and we are sure that by your presence , the spirit of sincerity , working together and with the experience of PUK and its strugglers like Mr. Kosrat, there will be no doubt of our success.

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