KUWAIT: Public Authority of Civil Information’s (PACI) daily statistics about population demographics showed that the total number of expats has dropped by 30,000 since the beginning of May (in just a few days), said official sources, noting that the Ministry of Interior (MoI) usually provides PACI with lists of expats cancelling their residency visas or getting new ones, so that the statistics could be kept up to date. “The numbers showed that expats dropped by around 30,000 in the first four days of May,” the sources stressed.

Further, the sources explained that as of last Saturday, the total number of citizens was 1,412,264 (29.7 percent of the population), while expats were 3,333,027 (70.3 percent of the total population of 4,745,291).

By A Saleh, Hanan Al-Saadoun, Meshaal Al-Enezi