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Posted On: 23 July 2008 09:56 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Citizens do part time business to make ends meet

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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Many citizens working in the public sector are doing additional business activities after formal working hours to cope with the escalating cost of living. An official source informed an Arabic daily that 39,000 individuals have commercial registrations at the Municipal Affairs. The majority of these trade permits are believed to be held by public sector employees. Commercial law does not ban government employees from running businesses as long as it does not hinder them from carrying out their duties and responsibilities properly in their official job. The commercial registration office does request no objection letter from the employer or clearance letter in order to start a business. Rashid Al Obeidly, a government employee, said that he is involved in automobile business for ten years. What began as part time activity to generate additional income flourished over time as Qatar boomed. “Public sector employees should not be deprived of benefiting from various business opportunities available in the country,” added Al Obeidly. With living cost shooting through the roof, people are looking for ways and means to augment their fixed income. The Pen