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Pakistan intervenes on non-payment of wages to citizens in Qatar, alleges authorities stopped paying cos.

Author: Saima Shabbir, Arab News, Published on: 17 June 2020

"Pakistan takes up worker payment issues with Qatar," 13 Jun 2020

Pakistan has intervened on behalf of its nationals in Qatar who were working on FIFA World Cup projects by asking the Gulf state to address payment issues...

Qatari authorities had stopped paying a few companies including Descon, a Pakistan-based multinational that had taken many laborers to Doha...

“...some of these individuals started facing salary issues,”  he added. “We took this up with the company and asked its officials to release salaries and provide residence and food to the workers until their return to Pakistan. We also received more complaints related to these payments after the coronavirus outbreak..."

Pakistan’s embassy in Doha had taken up all such cases with Qatar’s Ministry of Labor... Descon had informed the embassy that nearly all of its employees had settled their dues with the company.

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Related companies: Descon Engineering