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93,000 banned from getting out of Kuwait

world Updated: Jul 01, 2010 12:56 IST

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Over 93,000 Kuwaitis and Kuwait-based foreigners have been banned from getting out of the country after they failed to pay their debts, a news report has said.

Out of the 93,099 people, 30,970 are Kuwaitis who owe 785 million Kuwaiti dinars to people or establishments and the rest are expatriates who reportedly owe 543 million dinars, Ali Al Dhubaha, the chairman of the Sentences Enforcement Department Counsellor, told Kuwait's Arab Times daily.

Under the law, Kuwaiti citizens who are banned from travel are allowed to go overseas for treatment only once.

Al Dhubabai said that 60,000 people have been issued summons.

The Sentences Enforcement Department issues at least 300 summons every day throughout the country, he said.