As COVID surges in Europe, officials warn of 'twindemic' with flu    'It's important to show our ingenuity': Nigerian collector promotes local artistic heritage amidst Black Lives Matter    Emotional Suarez proud to have thrived alongside Messi as he heads to Atletico    Deadline for reconciliation requests in building violations extended to end of October: Egypt's PM    UAE, Israel discuss energy, infrastructure cooperation    Greece says to resume exploratory talks with Turkey    EgyptAir receives 11th Airbus A220-300 from Canada    Russia to supply 17 more countries with COVID-19 drug Avifavir    Portland police declare riot during protests after Breonna Taylor ruling    PSG's Di Maria banned four games for part in brawl    Tennis: Paire says he played in Hamburg despite testing positive for COVID-19    Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4 bln flood plan    Egypt detects 121 new coronavirus cases; 16 fatalities on Wednesday    3 policemen, 4 prisoners killed in Cairo jailbreak attempt    Last-minute bids    Wust El Balad band gives a concert at the Fountain theatre    Khan Almaghraby gallery group exhibition is a must go    A farrago of Brotherhood lies    Egyptian insurance companies' premiums 9.6% up in five months    Egypt's President Sisi names new head of anti-corruption watchdog    Egypt's offers 18 bln pounds T-bills on Sunday    EgyptAir offering discounts for some international flights    Egypt records 212 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths on Saturday    Egypt to require PCR coronavirus tests for airport travelers    Egypt sends 125 tonnes of glass by sea to Beirut    Legend Messi officially wants to leave Barcelona, hands transfer request    Global smartphone sales drop 20% in Q2, yet Apple's iPhone sales steady    Sisi: Egypt keen on establishing development projects with Iraq, Jordan    Egyptian megastar Amr Diab releases new hit music video    Making of Harry Potter will be available for fans at new park in Tokyo    Egypt's Senate elections official results to be announced Wednesday    Netflix Egypt is bringing megastar Amr Diab back with a new original    Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing for first time since April    Egypt's senate elections 2020 trending on social media in few days    African Champions League final will be played on Oct. 16-17, CAF says    No room to delay Egyptian Premier League games – EFA's board member    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Parliament committee recommends removing MP Khaled Bishr over EGP 45m dishonoured cheques to UBE
Published in Daily News Egypt on 04 - 06 - 2018

Parliament's legislative and constitutional affairs committee, headed by Bahaa Abu Shoqa, concluded that the judicial verdicts against Khaled Bishr, a parliament member from Sharqeyah, have led him to lose trust in the MP for issuing dishonoured cheques worth EGP 45m for the United Bank of Egypt (UBE), which he said is an issue that affects his integrity and the trust put in him.
The UBE previously submitted a request to parliament to lift Bishr's immunity in order for legal action to be taken against him so that he could repay the debt.
The bank also filed report number 7764 to the prosecutor general, dated 5 July 2017, in which the bank demanded terminating Bishr's membership in parliament because of his violation of Law 46 of 2014, which regulates political rights practices.
In its request, the bank explained that Bishr obtained credit facilitations years ago, resulting in a debt worth EGP 32.03m, in addition to the past and new proceeds, commissions, and expenses.
The bank added that Bishr had not paid the dues to the bank at the time of their collection, and all friendly attempts to urge him to repay the required sum have failed.
According to Abu Shoqa, the verdicts issued against Bishr in the misdemeanour cases are ones that affect his honour and integrity, resulting in terminating his membership from parliament in accordance with article 110 of the constitution and article 6 of parliamentary law, noting that the committee decided to refer a memorandum with its decision and vision with regard to the issue to parliament's bureau.
Bishr had affirmed before parliament that the case between him and the bank had been referred to courts before he entered the law-making body, adding that the bank refused to receive the amount and instead put it in the treasury of the court out of fear for parliament's reputation.
Responding to Bishr's comments, the bank said that it did refuse to receive the amount of EGP 212,450 from the MP with the aim of urging him to pay the entire amount of the 25 cheques he issued, not just the five cheques that the MP requested to repay.
The bank stressed that there is no intolerance on its part, as it is only seeks to obtain its dues.

Clic here to read the story from its source.