Iran: Free market for the benefit of the poor
Iranian leader hands out justice shares to needy 10/29/2006 9:00:00 AM GMT
The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accused by the West of being a hardliner, announced yesterday handing out the first shares in Irans state industries to poor citizens; fulfilling a promise he made during his election.
President Nejad, whose surprise poll win in 2005 dealt a major blow to the country's enemies, promised his nation hed distribute wealth more fairly than previous leaders to millions of Iranians, reported AFP.
In his first public statement after his victory, Mr Ahmadinejad said he seeks "building up an exemplary, developed and powerful Islamic society".
The Iranian President Ahmadinejad won 62% of the vote in the countrys last year elections, nearly twice that of his rival, ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The Iranian media reported yesterday that each of about 4.6 million needy people around the country will be receiving packages of the so-called distribution of justice shares in state industries believed to worth around 422 dollars.
Distribution of justice shares is the just distribution of wealth among different classes, the Iranian President said during a ceremony handing the first shares to beneficiaries, part of a plan approved by Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Iran's spiritual leader and the highest authority in the country, to sell off shares in 80 percent of the countrys state owned industries, after amending an article of the constitution that used to ban private ownership of state institutions.________________________________Free POP3 Email from www.gawab.comSign up NOW and get your account @...!!