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618,365 nationals with valid residence despite ban from entering Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: Statistics released by the Residency Affairs General Department in the Interior Ministry revealed that 618,365 individuals from seven countries, whose nationals are banned from entering Kuwait, have valid residency permits, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to the report, these individuals include 152,759 Syrians; 14,999 Iraqis; 38,034 Iranians; 12,972 Yemenis; 107,084 Pakistanis; 13,652 Afghans and 278,865 Bangladeshis.

The statistics also showed that 19,920 of these individuals are working in the government sector; 331,144 in the private sector and 95,215 are domestic workers while 153,903 are on dependent visa.

Meanwhile, a security source disclosed a big number of people from the above mentioned seven countries have been obtaining valid residency permits for years.

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