Two Nepali youths without job in Qatar, not allowed to return home
KHOTANG: Two youths of Khotang district who reached Qatar around one and a half months ago for employment have neither been given work nor allowed to return home.
Arun Rai and Dhan Kumar Rai of Lichkiramche of Khotehang Rural Municipality-1 had reached Qatar to pursue a better future. They each paid Rs 75,000 to the Kathmandu-based Progressive Manpower Company for facilitating their visa process and to finalise work contract with Satellite International Company.
But they were neither given work nor allowed to come back home. The company is reportedly making delay to hire them for work. They have repeatedly been asked to wait for more days since they reached there.
The Rai-duo expressed their willingness to get back home before the company management but the company has forced them to stay, citing that they would be employed very soon.
According to Dhan Bahadur, the nature of work the company has promised to provide him seems tougher than they were told by the manpower company back at home.
Besides, they have also been told that the company will deduct certain amount from their remuneration once they are employed as costs for food and lodging services the company is providing them now.
The company said that they are not entitled to such facilities, which is in contradiction with the agreement.
Both had contacted the Diktel-bazar based Information and Consultation Centre seeking help for their return.
Similarly, Bham Bahadur Magar of Nawalparasi, Deep Bahadur Majhi of Udaypur, and Nanda Singh Saud of Tikapur who flew to Qatar along with Arun and Dhan Kumar are facing similar situations as the two of them. They do not even have photocopies of documents that were used during the foreign employment process.