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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic and Operations Sector in the Ministry of Interior Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh and Director of the General Traffic Department (GTD) Major General Yousef Al-Khadda visited the Hawally and Mubarak Al-Kabeer traffic departments to review the driving license application files of expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable source from the security sector. This is a confirmation of news published last Tuesday with the headline, ‘Traffic Sector Clears its Archives’, about the plan to check the files of driving licenses for expatriates.
According to the source, “the visit is aimed at ensuring that driving licenses are issued to expatriates legally and then check the conditions to identify those who obtained the license even if they were not qualified. Legal action will be taken against those proven to have obtained the license illegally, including the withdrawal of these licenses and holding accountable those who facilitated the process and the administration that issued the license.”
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled had earlier issued a directive to review the files of expatriates who obtained driving licenses over the past years.
The Public Relations and Security Media General Department at the ministry stated that whoever is found to have obtained a driving license illegally will be summoned and their files will be permanently deleted from the GTD database.
Security sources revealed this will lead to the discovery of driving licenses that were issued illegally and strict measures will be taken against the holders of such licenses. Sources confirmed the assessment began immediately after the issuance of official instructions in this regard last Wednesday; indicating the archives of traffic departments in various governorates are reviewed, transactions are listed and the origin of each transaction is determined, such that all those involved are identified and then referred to the Public Prosecution.