Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
UAE President has pardoned and ordered to release 855 prisoners, who were serving various sentences in different jails, ahead of Eid Al Adha.
The gesture is part of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's humanitarian initiatives.
The move also reflects the values of forgiveness and tolerance to give the prisoners an opportunity to start a new chapter of their life and alleviate their families hardships.
President Khalifa's annual pardon ahead of Eid Al Adha aims to enhance family cohesion and bonds, brings about happiness to mothers and children and give the released prisoners the opportunity to rethink their future and return to the track of successful social and professional life.
Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has also ordered the release of 206 prisoners from the punitive and reformative institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah, for good conduct considerations on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners
On this occasion, Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, appreciated the Ruler's generous gesture which reflects his keenness to keep family cohesion and maintain its stability.
Citing the confessional statement, the investigators said he had taken his children on a motorbike to Lulliyani Canal in District Kasur. He asked his children to pose for a selfie, but suddenly, he pushed them into the canal.
At least ten people were killed in India's state of Sikkim and 82 others, including 23 army personnel, were missing after heavy rainfall caused the glacial Lhonak lake to overflow, spurring catastrophic flooding in the region on Wednesday, officials said.
Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that the entrances, including Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge and Maqta Bridge are not allowed to use during morning rush hours only by large buses transporting workers.