Complaints at Claims Committee top 5,720
July 30 2017 11:46 PM
A complainant being guided by a Compensation Claims Committee official. PICTURE: Ram Chand
A complainant being guided by a Compensation Claims Committee official. PICTURE: Ram Chand


The Compensation Claims Committee has received some 5,726 complaints over the past three weeks since its launch, according to local Arabic daily Arrayah.

Of these, 2,954 complaints pertain to humanitarian issues that have been submitted to the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), 1,833 have been submitted directly by individuals with claims for damages on being adversely affected by the blockade, 700 have been submitted by companies before Qatar Chamber and 239 are student-related submitted through Qatar University, the report states.
A source at the committee told the daily that they would continue receiving all related claims from individuals in accordance with the applicable procedures and regulations. The applications are being classified by a team of legal experts for necessary action and filing of cases in relevant courts.
The committee meets on a daily basis to discuss the mechanism of providing applicants with hassle-free services. Officials at the committee also explain to applicants the proper procedures of preparing a file and the documents they need to provide.
Ali Mohamed, one of the applicants, said he has 120 camels on the eastern side of Saudi Arabia and has completely lost contact with his worker there since the start of the blockade on June 5.
He sought the help of the committee to ascertain the course of action for claiming his possessions.
Eyad Abu Matar, another applicant, said he approached the committee as he owned an apartment in Bahrain and wanted to go there to look for tenants, but was not able to do so due to the blockade.
He tried to give it on rent through a real estate agent but nobody was willing to help him fearing punitive action by the authorities there.
Abu Matar said he submitted a claim, along with all necessary documents, as the apartment was worth around QR1mn.
Khalid Saleh said he has a considerable number of shares in a UAE-based airline and fears losing it all due to the lack of confidence in terms of investing in the siege countries.
A number of cases of different types, involving both Qataris and expatriates, are being received every day by the committee with claims for compensation.
The daily points out that the major loss caused by the ongoing blockade is the severing of ties between Qatari and expatriate families and their relatives and family members based in the siege countries.

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