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Worldwide Medical Insurance News: Expatriate feared missing in Saudi Arabia

An Indian expatriate living in Saudi Arabia is feared missing by his father.

Mohammed Javid, a 35-year-old expat originally from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, has not been in contact with his family since 2006, his father told Arab News.

The expatriate started working as an air conditioning technician in Al-Dawadmi in 2002 under a Saudi sponsor and regularly spoke to his wife and mother living in India on the phone. But the family has heard nothing of him for more than three years.

"Javid is missing and I want people to help me find his whereabouts," father Mohammed Iqbal said in a petition to the Federation of Kerala Associations in Saudi Arabia (FOKASA).

FOKASA president Mr Muraleedharan told Arab News that the agency had contacted the expat’s sponsor only to be told Javid had run away, and the Passport Office had been informed two years ago.

"The petition has been forwarded to the Embassy of India in Riyadh," Mr Muraleedharan said.

The Gulf state is popular with both travellers and expatriates, and the tourist board recently set a target of attracting 11.4 million foreign visitors to the country this year.

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