Nepalis held in Kuwait

Doha, October 15:

The Kuwait government has announced mass pardon of foreigners living illegally in the country. However, at a time when the immigrants’ return process was yet to complete, Nepali workers have been arrested from the airport.

A Kuwait-based Nepali journalist, Juli Adhikar, informed that 35 Nepali women workers have

been caught.

The Kuwait government’s deadline to illegal foreigners to return home is expiring today.

Pushpa Raj Bhattarai, a top officer at the Nepali Embassy in Saudi Arabia, was in Kuwait to facilitate documentation process of Nepali workers willing to return home. Despite his presence, it is learnt that documents of 50 workers were not readied.

According the information provided by Pabitra Limbu of Kuwait Women’s Association from Kuwait International Airport, seven Nepali workers, who were trying to board a flight of Air Arabia on fake tickets booked through Nepali brokers, were arrested by the Kuwait police.

The brokers are on the run and efforts to contact the victims are of no avail, as the Kuwait police have not allowed to meet them.