Nasrallah: New Taxes Unnecessary to Fund Wage Scale, Concessions Must be Made to Reach Electoral Law
Hizbullah Leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed on Saturday that the party will put a comprehensive suggestion on the alternatives to fund the long-stalled wage scale and stressed that new taxes targeting the poor need not be imposed, as he urged political parties to make concessions in order to approve an electoral law.
“It has been agreed that the major parliamentary blocs will meet together to review and discuss the wage scale,” said Nasrallah in a televised speech marking the birthday of Fatima al-Zahra, daughter of Muslim prophet Mohammed.
“We strongly support its approval which must be addressed fairly. There must be serious efforts to fund it otherwise it's approval will fail,” added Nasrallah.
“New taxes must not be imposed on the poor and low-income earners. There are other realistic sources to fund it but those require a serious decision,” he went on to say.
Turning to the parliamentary electoral law, Hizbullah leader said asked political parties to make some concessions in order to agree on a new law for the upcoming parliamentary polls.
“We only want fair representation for all Lebanese components which falls in the interest of everyone,” he stated.
“Political parties must make some concessions because adamant stances will not help the country. No one underestimates the fate that Lebanon could reach if political parties fail to make up their mind.”