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In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Forces (ISF) forcibly evac­u­ated hun­dreds of low-in­come ex­pat work­ers from Msheireb.

Amidst global out­cry on the treat­ment of ex­pat work­ers in the coun­try, the ISF, un­der the di­rec­tive of the Min­istry of Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and Ur­ban Plan­ning, forcibly evac­u­ated res­i­dents of the area, leav­ing them ef­fec­tively home­less. Ac­cord­ing to a lo­cal new site, the fam­i­lies were al­lowed to re­main on the con­di­tion that they would find al­ter­na­tive ac­com­mo­da­tion within the next few weeks. Re­ports sug­gest that evac­u­a­tion no­tices were given to the res­i­dents but they were ei­ther not com­mu­ni­cated ef­fec­tively by the own­ers of the res­i­dences or ig­nored. The build­ings in the area have been marked for de­mo­li­tion to make way for new con­struc­tion but the min­istry wouldn't com­ment on the na­ture of the de­vel­op­ments that are meant to come up here. Msheireb Prop­er­ties con­firmed that the area in ques­tion is not part of their flag­ship Msheireb Down­town Doha project.

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