Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The President of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan ordered the release of 870 prisoners on Sunday ahead of the country's 50th National Day on Dec. 2.
The prisoners, sentenced for various crimes, will also have their debts and fines paid off, the statement added, , according to state news agency WAM.
The move comes as part of President Khalifa’s keenness to give pardoned inmates an opportunity to start a new life and ease the suffering of their families.The prisoners — sentenced for various crimes — will also have their debts and fines paid-off.
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.
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.
Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police, expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation for the Sharjah Ruler’s humanitarian gesture to pardon the inmates, which stems from His Highness’ keenness to bring happiness to their families.
In a ghastly incident in Pakistan's Faisalabad city, a medical student was tortured, humiliated and sexually harassed for refusing to marry an older man (influential businessman), who is also the father of her friend, media reports said on Wednesday.
The airlines’ crews will distribute the customs’ declaration forms during the flights among all passengers, irrespective of their nationality. The declaration forms will be deposited at the customs` counters before the immigration desks at all airports.
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An Arab child drowned in a bathtub in his family’s house, after being left unattended. This was reported last Tuesday, when the Operations Room of the Sharjah Police received a report stating that a two-and-a-half-year-old Arab child drowned in a bathtub in his family’s house.