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KARAM VOICES SUPPORT TO ADOPTING SALARY SCALE

Lebanese Forces" Member, Deputy Fadi Karam, Sunday stressed support to the endorsement of the salary scale, refusing to separate it from public budget.

"Lebanese Forces supports the approval of the wage scale and refuses to separate it from the public budget, based on the principle of achieving balance between expenditures and incomes," MP Karam said during an interview to "Voice of Lebanon" Radio Station.

The lawmaker considered that financing the salary scale for retirees required more deliberations, anticipating that "discussions between the representatives of parliamentary blocs and Minister of Finance tomorrow will lead to the adoption of the wage scale."

Karam hailed the qualitative operation carried out by the Lebanese Army against extremists in Arsal's outskirts, saying that said operation "was covered politically."

"Pre-emptive security operations remain the best way to protect Lebanon from terrorism," he went on. He also expressed confidence in the Army institution that warded off the danger of the crises surrounding Lebanon.

Commenting on the displaced file, Karam wondered about the political calculations of the international community and its role in helping Lebanon, which alone bears the economic burden of this displacement.

He called on the Lebanese State "to put pressure on the international community to ensure the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland."

Commenting on the Lebanese Forces (LF) and Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) relations, the Deputy cut firmly on allegations of differences between the two parties, saying that the relation is strong and ongoing.

Source: National News Agency