[caption id="attachment_1026" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="State Minister with Head of Provincial Council...Photo: Ali Hikmat"][/caption] State Minister for Provincial Affairs, Torhan Mufti visited Kirkuk and met with the Head of Provincial Council on April 10 Ali Hikmat, Kirkuk: State Minister for Provincial Affairs and Head of the Provincial Council (Hasan Torhan) met today and exchanged views on the current issues of the city. Mufti congratulated Torhan and wished him success in his new position to serve Kirkuk people. Mufti also insisted on cooperation between the Provincial Council and the state to provide Kirkuk with better services. The Head of the Provincial Council mentioned the future obstacles and his plans to strengthen the relations between the administration in Kirkuk and the Provincial Council in order to solve the issues like unemployment and lack of services. After meeting with Torhan, the State Minister visited Rakan Saeed, Deputy Governor of Kirkuk, to discuss the current issues of the city and promote bilateral relations between them.