KUWAIT CITY, May 13:The security authorities are prepared to confront the phenomenon of begging during the month of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily. In this regard, Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passport Affairs, Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah and Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs Major- General Khaled Al-Dayeen of the Ministry of Interior have given instructions to their respective departments how to contain this menace.
Security sources said Al-Jarrah has issued an order to directors of the residence affairs departments in all governorates to thoroughly check the applications for visit visas, for example if the sponsor is a Kuwaiti or an expatriate, reason for the visit and kinship with the applicant and also make the financial position of the sponsor.
Meanwhile, Al-Dayeen has issued orders to intensify security campaigns and arrest beggars and refer them to deportation centers immediately. Instructions have also been given to note the details of the sponsors of ‘beggars’ to prevent them from applying for visit visas in future.
By Munaif Nayef and Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies