During a meeting with the head of the National Iraqi Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in his office in Baghdad on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Superior Council of Iraq, called for constituting the provincial councils with competent, equal-level teams that work within a clear perception, a flawless program and a deadline, saying it is necessary for the upcoming provincial councils to have adequate support from the federal government and the parliament. According to him, the success of the provincial councils is contingent on qualified teams that work for the country and the citizen while implementing a clear program, which is something that really assures the Iraqi citizens.
His Eminence discussed with al-Jaafari the political situation in Iraq, stressing the need to calm the waters, start an investigation in Hawijah incidents and review the security procedures required to avoid such problems, thus preserving the State’s prestige and saving the lives of people and security guards who watch over the citizens and their security.  
Dr. al-Jaafari thanked his Eminence for the visit, maintaining that there is a common vision between them and that the last elections demonstrated the awareness of the Iraqi citizens who chose the candidates for their willingness to serve and their competence.