Qatar leadership praised over handling of siege

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Tek Nath Baral

Despite the numerous restrictions imposed by the blockading countries, Qatar has not reciprocated with similar restraints on the people of these countries, Doha resident Tek Nath Baral told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat yesterday.

Baral spoke about the different aspects of the siege and recalled that nearly 6,524 families were separated because of Gulf crisis. “The blockading countries have put many restrictions and these have by far affected families the most in the region because marriages between people of different GCC nationals was very common,” he revealed.

“However, Qatar has not stopped anyone from entering its border or created hurdles for families.  Everyone is free to move as they please, which shows Qatari leadership understands the sensitive nature of the crisis.”

Haqeeqat is a joint venture of Gulf Times and Qatar Media Corporation’s Urdu Radio. The show, hosted by Saif-ur-Rehman, aims to engage and interact with the large South Asian expatriate community in Qatar.  Log on to Qatar Urdu Radio on Facebook and ‘@QatarUrduRadio’ on Twitter for feedback and comments about the show.

Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times