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Pakistan insists on Qatar World Cup workers’ rights

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PAKISTAN will insist on proper labour rights for an army of its citizens working on Qatar’s football World Cup infrastructure, the country’s foreign minister said Monday, after repeated reports of abuses.

The gas-rich Gulf state has embarked on a huge construction programme to get ready for the 2022 tournament, drawing intense scrutiny from rights and labour campaigners.

Earlier this year Amnesty International warned that despite “nascent reforms”, Qatar was running out of time to stamp out widespread and serious exploitation of tens of thousands of migrant labourers,........

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