A handout picture released by Qatar World Cup organizers on September 1, 2018, shows a technician is talking to a worker at Losail Studium in the Qatari capital of Doha. AFP PHOTO / QATAR WORLD CUP ORGANIZERS/MOHAMED YOUSUF DABBOUS
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Qatar has approved legislation to scrap controversial exit visas which require all foreign workers to obtain their employers' permission to leave the country, according to official statements published Tuesday.There are some two million foreign workers in Qatar, many employed directly or indirectly on vast infrastructure projects for the football World Cup, which will take place in the Gulf in 2022 .Under the new law, only a maximum five percent of each company's workforce -- thought to be those in the most senior positions -- will still need permission to leave Qatar.
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