Poverty in Qatar is not easy to see and talk about. People who even talk about it. Friends, talk very carefully, first of all you have to save yourself because the administration is very strict on this. There is also poverty and it is not spoken properly here. Foreign workers are kept in isolated and very remote places.
Qatar’s GDP is $180 billion due to oil and gas income. This is the reason why more than 10 lakh migrant laborers are engaged in construction work here.
Attracted to work on projects. About 3 million people live in Qatar, but out of the total population, only 3.5 million people, of which only 10 percent are citizens of Qatar, the rest are foreigners. Qatar offers high wages and good social security for citizens and expatriates from Western countries.
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Became the second country to implement a uniform minimum wage across the country When Kapala was in force, if a worker changed his job without permission, he faced criminal prosecution, arrest and extradition, confiscation of passport
Due to which their condition had worsened, then those employees were allowed to change jobs to improve their condition by enacting a law. A provision has been made for fines on companies that fulfill the contract and confiscate the passports of the employees. But despite the reforms, organizations such as Rights Watch allege that migrant workers are still dependent on their employers to gain entry, residence and employment in Qatar.
Qatar has built seven stadiums, a new airport, metro, roads and hotels for the football World Cup, and according to the government, 30,000 foreign workers were hired to build the stadiums. Most of these are Bangladesh, India, Nepal and the Philippines. There has also been considerable controversy over the number of staff killed during preparations for the World Cup.
According to a report by the British newspaper Guardian, India-Pakistan ties have been received since 2010, when Qatar was awarded the World Cup, according to data obtained from the embassies of all countries located in Qatar. 6,500 workers from Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka died, but Qatar denied this, saying that not all workers who died were involved in the World Cup project.
Most of the deaths were due to age-related diseases and natural causes, but the figures given by the government do not reflect the actual truth.