(MENAFN - Arab Times) About 5,000 individuals from various nationalities have been arrested in various areas across the six governorates for violating residency law during recent intensive campaigns against residency violators, reports Al-Qabas daily.
Official statistics of the Ministry of Interior indicate that more than 95,000 violators of residency law are far from the grip of security operatives.
The General Immigration Department has also stated that the majority of violators belong to 10 different nationalities, and 39,000 domestic workers are among them.
Meanwhile, security sources wondered the essence of searching for violators in the streets, while visa traders are still busy with their activities. They suggested that the Ministries of Interior and Social Affairs and Labor must intensify efforts to hold the traders accountable and also identify the illusory companies.
According to official statistics, Bangladeshis are placed in the first position among the category of residency violators, indicating 24,000 of them have no valid papers. It added that Indians cover the second place with 22,000 violators, and then Sri Lankan and Indonesia with 15,000 and 8,000 violators covering the 3rd and 4th positions respectively, whereas Egyptians take the 5th place for residency and labor law violations with 8,000 violators.
Also the Filipino community occupies sixth place with 7,000 violators, while Pakistanis take the seventh place with 4,000 violators. Nepal has 3,000 violators covering the eighth place, followed by Syrians with 3,000 and Ethiopians with 800 violators taking the ninth and tenth positions respectively.