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Panel approves law to reduce expatriates. Domestic workers and Mega projects exempted

National Assembly panel passed a draft law to reduce the number of expatriates in the country over the next five years, but did not impose specific caps or percentages. Head of the human resources development committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh said the panel framed the bill after studying eight proposals. The law will be sent to the Assembly for debate. The draft law gives the government six months to determine the number of expatriates needed by the country and stipulates that a certain percentage of expatriates will be determined with regards to the number of citizens. It also stipulates setting specific percentages of various expatriates communities. The bill excludes a number of categories from the cap on expatriates .This include Gulf citizens, domestic helpers, judges, diplomatic corps, av...