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PAKISTAN-Yesterdays Freedom Fighters

increase in such inflow. If anything, one reads reports of new restrictions on such inflows. In Kuwait, for instance, a limit is reported to have been placed on the number of foreign housemaids a household can employ. Before the Gulf war, there were families employing four to five foreign maids. India was believed to account for almost one-quarter of the stock of foreign housemaids in Kuwait. It is nor known how many of the older Indian maids have gone back to Kuwait and how many new have gone in addition. But, to the extent that the jump in the figure of worker emigration does not reflect a shift from illegal to legal emigration, the expansion in worker emigration, including that of women, would indeed seem to have been on a phenomenal scale.

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