Nepal may lift ban on migrant labourers to Iraq
Nepal government is likely lift a ban on Nepalese migrating to Iraq for work.
Kathmandu: Nepal government is likely lift a ban on Nepalese migrating to Iraq for work. Foreign Secretary Madan Kumar Bhattarai has recommended immediate lifting of the ban but the ministry is waiting for green signal from Labour Ministry, the concerned
body to lift the ban, Foreign Ministry sources said Wednesday.
The Labour Ministry is likely to lift the ban in a day or two, the sources said.
There are currently more than 40,000 Nepalese labourers working in Iraq through illegal channels.
Though Nepal does not have diplomatic mission in Iraq at the moment, the Foreign Ministry will operate through its mission in Pakistan to deal with the issues relating to labour problem, according to a high official at the ministry.
On August 2006, the government had banned workers from the nation going to Iraq after 12 Nepali labourers were killed by an Islamic terrorist group in Baghdad, that sparked
riots in the country.