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Tuesday , October 15 2019

Residence violators increase to 115,000 in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: 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 percent, reports AI-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 107,000 after about 58,000 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 115,000 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.

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