Kuwait terminates more than 3,000 expat public sector employees

The contracts were terminated as part of the Kuwaitization push to replace expat employees with nationals in the government sector. (Shutterstock)
Updated 26 August 2018
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Kuwait terminates more than 3,000 expat public sector employees

  • The government has earmarked 44,752 expats for termination – including the 3,140 that have already been dismissed
  • The contracts were terminated as part of the Kuwaitization push to replace expat employees with nationals in the government sector

DUBAI: Kuwait has terminated the employment contracts of 3,140 expatriate public sector employees, the chairman of the Civil Service Commission Ahmad Al-Jassar said, according to local daily Kuwait Times.
The contracts were terminated as part of the Kuwaitization push to replace expat employees with nationals in the government sector.
The government has earmarked 44,752 expats for termination – including the 3,140 that have already been dismissed.
Statistics show expats are employed across 46 government sectors, including 25,948 in teaching and training, 6,474 in services, 3,537 in law and Islamic affairs, 2,876 in engineering and 1,539 in social and educational services as well as sports.


Pakistan in final round of talks with IMF over bailout deal

Updated 52 min 25 sec ago
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Pakistan in final round of talks with IMF over bailout deal

  • Finance Minister Asad Umar acknowledged the two sides have differences and that the talks may not end on Tuesday
  • Pakistan has been approaching the IMF since 1980s and received a $6.7 billion loan in 2013

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund are into their final round of talks over an $8 billion bailout package Islamabad seeks from the international lending agency to overcome the country’s economic woes.
Finance Minister Asad Umar acknowledged the two sides have differences and that the talks may not end on Tuesday.
Authorities say they are still at odds over electricity rate hikes, as well as interest rate hikes and tax collection targets, and that the IMF is looking for more than Pakistan’s new government feels it can manage.
Pakistan has been approaching the IMF since 1980s and received a $6.7 billion loan in 2013. It’s also seeking fresh loans from China, which has already heavily invested in transport and energy, as well as Saudi Arabia and some other Muslim countries.