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Tuesday , October 15 2019

Number of residence law violators increases

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: The joint committee conducted a campaign targeting laborers in Friday Market who are in violation of the residency and labor laws. The campaign was conducted in the presence of Acting Director General of PAM Abdullah Al-Mutawtah. Sources indicated that the coming week will witness a number of campaigns targeting residency law violators in governmental projects and big markets.

Meanwhile, in spite of the steps taken by the Ministry of Interior to track down and deport violators of residence law, the General Department of Residence Affairs data shows that the number of violators has increased to 115,000 as of yesterday compared to 107,700 violators in April 2018, an increase of 7%, reports Al-Qabas daily. Security sources told the daily the deadline given to violators to leave the country or modify their situations in 2018 resulted in reducing the number to 107 thousand after about 58 thousand modified or left the country, according to the Interior Ministry figures.

The sources added in just one year and four months since the expiry of the deadline to leave the country or rectify the situation, the number of violators has increased again to 115 thousand as per the residence affairs records. The Ministry of Interior has put the violators under the microscope and is currently working on a plan to face this growing number and reduce it, and sources say, the security sectors will organize intensive campaigns soon to arrest and deport them.

By Fares Al-Abadan Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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