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Pakistani expats in Saudi Arabia second highest after India: report

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is known for housing a sizable number of expatriates and the latest survey shows expats occupy more than 10 million jobs in the Kingdom. According to a report in Saudi Gazette, Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis and Bengalis occupy more than 10 million jobs. There are 3 million Indians, 2.5 million Pakistanis, 2.2 million Egyptians, 1.4 million Yemenis and 1.2 Bengalis in the Kingdom, i.e. 10.3 million in total, the paper says citing its sources. The latest figures have led to renewed…

Expats in Saudi Arabia will now pay 100 riyals to the Kingdom

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will introduce the “expat levy” from Saturday, July 1 2017 as it was confirmed during  2017 budget announcement in the Kingdom, Middle Eastern media reports say. The fee called ‘family tax’ or ‘expat levy’  will be 100 Saudi riyals per dependent this year.  It is not yet clear whether the levy will be charged on all members of an expatriate family. It will be doubled to 200 Saudi riyals for every dependent from July 2018, tripled to 300 Saudi riyals in 2019 and quadrupled to 400 Saudi riyals from…