Au­to­mated sys­tem to pre­vent visa traf­fick­ing

Kuwait Times - - Local - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi and Agen­cies

KUWAIT: The Pub­lic Author­ity for Man­power’s deputy di­rec­tor for hu­man re­sources and fi­nan­cial af­fairs Sul­tan Al-Shaalani said the author­ity is ex­ert­ing un­prece­dented ef­forts to fight mar­ginal la­bor, and in this re­gard, it re­cently signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with Egypt to re­cruit Egyp­tians through au­to­mated elec­tronic trans­ac­tions be­tween both coun­tries. Shaalani added that the e-link­age sys­tem, due to be used by the be­gin­ning of 2019, will help re­cruit only skilled and qual­i­fied la­bor as well as help fight visa traf­fick­ing.

Sales’ li­cense

The Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try (MoCI) an­nounced re­duc­ing the number of pro­ce­dures needed to ap­ply for a spe­cial sales’ li­cense to only one form that can be eas­ily ac­cessed on­line, in­stead of the pre­vi­ous 15 pa­per ones. The min­istry added that ap­pli­cants can ap­ply on­line at, fill the needed form and file it within min­utes, which cuts down the pa­per­work cy­cle.

Fugi­tive caught

Jahra po­lice ar­rested a cit­i­zen sen­tenced to four years in prison and sent him to the sen­tences im­ple­men­ta­tion depart­ment, Al-Rai re­ported yes­ter­day. The sus­pect was driv­ing with­out a li­cense, then re­fused to pull over, so he was chased. When he left the car and started run­ning, he was caught.

Smug­gling foiled Nuwaiseeb cus­toms of­fi­cers ar­rested a pas­sen­ger for at­tempt­ing to smug­gle hashish and two bot­tles of im­ported liquor. He was sent to con­cerned author­i­ties, re­ported Al-Rai.


A Syr­ian woman lodged a com­plaint against a per­son who pestered her with in­de­cent im­ages and mes­sages after mid­night, so po­lice re­ferred the com­plaint to de­tec­tives, who were able to iden­tify him as an Egyp­tian man work­ing in a phone store. After he was ar­rested, he jus­ti­fied his ac­tions by say­ing “I want to marry her”, ac­cord­ing to an Al-Rai re­port. The woman said she had left the phone for re­pairs at his store. The sus­pect faces le­gal ac­tion.

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