Kuwait’s National Assembly committee has decided that a draft law proposing a quota for expatriates is constitutional.
Kuwait , Kuwait
05 July 2020, 12:00 AM
31 July 2020, 12:00 AM
The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee decided that a draft law submitted by five MPs proposing a quota system for expatriate communities is in line with the Kuwaiti constitution and laws.
According to Kuwait Times daily, the committee decided to refer the bill to the concerned committee that will study all legislation related to expatriates in the country with the aim to cut their numbers.
The bill propses to reduce the number of expatriates in the country that include – Indians not exceeding 15 percent of the total number of Kuwaitis, while the number of Egyptians, Filipinos and Sri Lankans each not to exceed 10 percent of the Kuwaitis while the quota of the Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Pakistanis and Vietnamese is fixed at 3 percent respectively.
This roughly works out to one million Indians, half a million Egyptians, 83 thousand Filipinos, 25 thousand Sri Lankans, since these three nationalities make the bulk of foreigners in the country.