DOHA: A special committee has been set up to study the illegal practice of trading in visas.
The committee has launched a field survey among expatriate labourers as part of the project, Al Sharq reported yesterday. The theoretical aspect of the study has been completed.
The survey team will collect information from labourers through a questionnaire. Once the study is complete, a report will be submitted to the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Some fake companies in the construction sector get involved in the visa trade by misusing their licence to obtain visas, and then sell them out. Victims of such illegal trade are mostly Africans from countries like Nigeria, Egypt, Comoros, Morocco and Tunisia, said the daily, quoting a source.
These companies would hire labourers by taking huge sums of money from them and giving them attractive offers, but once they land in Qatar, they would find themselves jobless.