Committee MP Mubarak Al- Harees vehemently denied a report published by a local daily that the committee affirmed the government’s right to impose taxes and fees without consulting the Parliament. He explained the committee merely discussed the issue but nothing has been finalized.
He wondered why the daily published such a report as if it is the chairman of the committee. He said he is against the proposal while blaming the previous parliaments for failure to enact a law that prevents the government from raising prices. He then reiterated his objection to recommendations to increase prices or impose taxes and fees unless such steps are taken through a law ratified by the Parliament.