The interview of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani with chief editors of Qatari newspapers speaks of Qatar’s keenness in ensuring the welfare of expatriate communities, Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) president PN Babu Rajan said.
“The interview highlighted the labour reforms by the government. Expatriate communities are satisfied with the labour law and reforms,” he explained.
Babu Rajan, who hailed the minimum wage package for all private sector workers, including domestic workers, noted the reform was widely praised. “Such steps extend big relief and encouragement to the countries that provide the labour force,” he said.
“Effective measures have been taken in the labour and employment sectors due to the keenness of the government in ensuring that the labour rights are protected,” he noted.
The Covid-19 measures by the government deserve special mention since the citizens and residents were given equal care while ensuring the protection of expatriates. “Qatar could help it's citizens and expatriates get high quality vaccines. Battle against Covid-19 was commendable,” he said.
Babu Rajan observed that expatriates need and want security and they trust Qatar while respecting and following it's laws. “The government is extending support for the education of expatriate students and Indian universities were welcomed to the country. These universities will be a milestone,” he added.