KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) is currently planning to open an office to issue instant civil ID cards to expatriates, especially as the service is already available for citizens, reports Al-Qabas daily.
In a recent tour of the PACI Headquarters, the daily noticed that crowds normally witnessed at the Civil ID delivery machines have reduced drastically and the situation is back to normal
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: General Administration of the Residence Affairs Investigation over the past few weeks has arrested a number of expatriates who had entered the country on new visas after the records of their fingerprints were allegedly destroyed by ‘unknown’ persons to help them enter the country or some of them had mutilated their fingers after they were administratively deported for committing crimes and banned from entering the country, reports Al- Anba daily.
The daily added, some of the expatriates who were arrested have already been deported from the country. The daily added, the administration is now in the process of bridging this gap by doing away with the fingerprint and instead store in the record the eye or face record.
The source pointed out the visas of newcomers are stamped at the airport and a number of them are arrested upon arrival and deported and those who manage to ‘beat the trap’ disappear after entering the country and do not visit the Criminal Evidences Department for fingerprint for fear of being caught. Giving an example the daily said an unidentified Asian woman was arrested from her home in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh after police received information from her relative.
The woman had allegedly mutilated her fingers to distort the fingerprints. The source pointed most of these people are from Asia who were expelled from the country either because of practicing suspicious activities, or involvement in immoral activities or bootlegging.
Source: Arab Times
High-level coordination between PAM, Ministry of Interior in place
Al-Mousa told the daily the Employment Protection Affairs Sector of the PAM recently ran a check on several advertisements in the social media which are fake or posted by inactive companies and has submitted requests for renewing work permits of workers which have expired or are about to expire for a specific sum of money which is between about 400 and 700 dinars for one year, stressing such advertisements are similar to trading in visas.
Al-Mousa stated some of the owners of these sites and companies have been referred to the Ministry of Interior to take legal action against them. This is in addition to demanding them, especially the owners of famous sites to bear moral and legal responsibility and not to accept such advertisements that distort the image of Kuwait, and violate the laws of combating human trafficking, and electronic crimes.
Al-Mousa pointed out that the authority has received wide cooperation from the owners of these sites and added hundreds of ads which violate the law have been removed during the past period.
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Friday sent a cable to President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, condoling with him over Bek Air plane crash.
Scores of people were reported killed or injured. In the cable, His Highness the Amir prayed to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy upon those killed, as well as wishing a speedy recovery for the injured. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables.
Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim on Friday sent cables to Chairman of the Kazakh Majilis Nurlan Nigmatulin and Chairwoman of the Senate Dariga Nazarbayeva, condoling with them over Bek Air plane crash. Scores of people were reported killed or injured. In the cable, Al-Ghanim expressed deepest sympathies over the tragedy’s victims.
A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said.
The Bek Air jet, identified as a 23-yearold Fokker 100, hit a concrete wall and a two-story building soon after departing from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city and former capital, airport officials said.
The aircraft’s tail also struck the runway twice during takeoff, indicating that it struggled to get off the ground, Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar said. Fifty-four people people were reported hospitalized with injuries, at least 10 of them in critical condition, officials said.
The cause of the predawn crash was unclear. Authorities quickly suspended all Bek Air and Fokker 100 fl ights in Kazakhstan while the investigation got underway. One survivor said the plane started shaking less than two minutes after takeoff. “At first, the left wing jolted really hard, then the right. The plane continued to gain altitude, shaking quite severely, and then went down,” Aslan Nazaraliyev told The Associated Press by phone. Government officials said the jet underwent de-icing before the flight, but Nazaraliyev recalled that its wings were covered in ice, and passengers who used emergency exits over the wings slipped and fell.
The weather in Almaty was clear, with temperatures just below freezing. The plane was fl ying to Nur-Sultan, the capital formerly known as Astana. Video footage showed the front of the broken-up fuselage rammed against a building and the rear of the plane lying in a field next to the airport. Passengers who survived may have been saved by the fact that the plane crashed at a lower speed and from a lower altitude because it was taking off, and it came down in terrain that may have eased the impact. (AP)
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: The Ministry of Interior announced that 15539 driving licenses have been renewed “online” since the service was launched on November 18 reports Al Qabas
The General Administration of Security Relations and Information stated that the machines in the Avenues mall in Al Farwaniyah Governorate issued 8961 licenses, Al Kout mall in Al-Ahmadi Governorate issued 3905 licenses, while Capital Traffic Administration issued 1801 and 872 licenses in the Governorate Traffic Department around the country.
Sources stated that the renewal of driving licenses electronically is a first stage with the addition of other services in the future will be added such as lost driving license, damaged license, issuance of new driving license, issuance of forms, and there wont be any need to come to traffic departments except in cases that need verification by technical department of traffic and operations department.
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: Assistant Undersecretary for Correctional Facilities and Sentences Execution at Ministry of Interior Major General Faraj Al-Zoubi announced that this year’s Amiri Amnesty will include 600 to 700 Kuwaiti and expatriate prisoners convicted in various cases except for cases related to the State Security and terrorism.
In his speech during the opening ceremony of the 8th exhibition titled “Making of our hands” which was organized at the Avenues Mall under the patronage of Undersecretary of Interior Ministry Lieutenant General Essam Al-Naham, he said the amnesty will vary in proportion with either the sentences being reduced by half or three-quarter of the total prison time, or immediate release.
The exhibition, which is due to end this Saturday, witnessed a huge public turnout. During the exhibition, Major General Al-Zoubi explained the aim of the exhibition, which is to display the works of the prisoners and their supervisors, and allow the works to be sold at symbolic prices.
He indicated that they encourage prisoners with distinguished professions and hobbies to produce these works in order to highlight the reform role they undergo in their respective correctional facilities. Major General Al-Zoubi affirmed that the correctional facilities seek to reform the prisoner and facilitate their integration with the society, revealed that the expatriate prisoners who are released are immediately deported to their home countries
By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff (Arab Times)
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Kuwait International Airport’s Sheikh Saad Terminal 3 (T3) will be closed for construction of a new passenger terminal (T2) starting in January, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Wednesday. The road leading to T3 will also be closed, while all Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai flights will shift to Terminal 1 from Dec 15 onwards, it added. (KUNA)