Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a decision to stop issuing work visas for Bangladeshis and sent it to Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports Maj Gen Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, according to a report in Al-Jarida daily yesterday.

A source said the minister's decision was made after a notable rise in the number of Bangladeshi workers in the country and based on reports from various security departments, which show that after a previous ban on Bangladeshi workers was lifted, they became a target of "iqama traders", resulting in irregularities and abuses. - Al-Jarida