68 illegal laborers arrested in raid

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior as part of the joint committee held inspection raids on illegal work sites in residential areas in Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh yesterday.

Abdullah Al-Mutawteh, Deputy General Director for Manpower Protection Affairs at (PAM) stated that this raid was held based on orders given by the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Subeih.

This was in continuation of the raid already conducted previously aiming to regulate the labor market. 68 laborers were arrested as they were working in contravention of their residency permits. Al-Mutawteh added that theses raids will continue on a regular basis to eliminate this phenomenon of illegal workers.

As part of the awareness campaign of PAM, he also called upon the employers to respect the labor law. The raid was led by Mohammed Al-Dhafi, head of the joint committee, Brigadier General Saleh Al-Anezi, Director of the Farwaniya Security Department and 14 inspectors from PAM in addition to a team of police officers.

By Nawara Fattahova

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