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Amnesty eyed for ‘violators’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: The Ministry of Interior is currently studying the possibility of giving expatriates, who have violated the Residency Law, a chance to rectify their status.

According to a source, the government will most likely waive payment of fines on the condition that the concerned expatriates will leave the country and their names will not be included on the blacklist. He said the plan might be implemented in February or June, at the latest.

The source disclosed that over 80,000 expatriates are living illegally in the country in spite of the consistent campaigns carried out by security officers to track down those who violated the Residency Law.

He reiterated the concerned expatriates may benefit from the opportunity once the government announces it officially by amending their status and carrying out normal procedures to rectify their documents provided they are not wanted by law for other cases. He pointed out a similar action taken in the past was successful as it greatly contributed to efforts to trim down the number of illegal residents. He added the concerned expatriates must amend their status immediately after the official announcement of the scheme in order to avoid legal problems.

Moreover, the Interior Ministry announced that the Citizenship and Passports Affairs General Department has started executing a strategic plan to solve problems related to those who violated the Residency Law and the marginal workers.

Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf has stressed the significance of justice in terms of protecting human rights and distribution of responsibilities whereby everybody gets what he deserves according to the rules and regulations applied to expatriates living in Kuwait.

He confirmed Kuwait is one of the countries where human rights reign supreme. He asserted Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled is keen on ensuring justice for all, while maintaining the supremacy of the law. He added the door of his department is always open to expatriates who have complaints for study and appropriate solutions.

Meanwhile, Head of Farwaniya field campaign unit at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Engineer Saad Al- Ajmi announced that 90 violations were issued against some companies in Dajeej, Farwaniya and Jleeb area for violating labor regulations during a recent campaign by inspection teams, reports Al- Qabas daily.

In a statement, Al-Ajmi said some companies were discovered to have registered more laborers than needed for their activities, which he stressed, violates Article 10 of Law 6/2010 stipulating that companies must not exceed the number of workers required for operation.

 


By: Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

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