There were approximately 2.46 million people in Qatar at the end of November. That rate is among the lowest year-over-year increases Qatar has seen in the past 12 months, but still classifies the Gulf nation as one of the fastest-growing countries on the planet.
While the government has already cut the budgets of organizations such as Qatar Foundation, Qatar Museums and Al Jazeera, Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabit's remarks are the first suggestion that individual residents may also have to shoulder the financial burden.
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