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Kuwait to scrap ban on expats above 60 soon

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Kuwaiti authorities are expected to announce this week scrapping a controversial ban on employing expatriates above 60 who hold no university degrees, according to a local newspaper.

Earlier this month, the Kuwaiti Legal Advice and Legislation Department invalidated the ban, issued in August last year, saying it had no legal basis. The department, a Cabinet affiliate, added that the ban had been issued by the PAM director-general without authorisation.

The paper, citing the sources, said one new proposal up for discussion is to levy KD250 and health insurance as prerequisites for renewal. There was no immediate comment from authorities.

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Around 4,013 such expatriates have been forced out of the work market in Kuwait in the first six months of enforcing the decision, Al Qabas newspaper reported recently.

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