Sharjah Police celebrate 51st UAE National Day in Khorfakkan city on Saturday. WAM
The festive march, which started in front of the Khorfakkan Corniche, included military performances, with the show of the academy's police band.
This was followed by a march of the various vehicles of the Sharjah Police General Command, which are equipped with the best modern systems to carry out police and security work.
The carnival event included interesting shows on land and air, reflecting the celebration in this special occasion and the community interaction with the national and community events organised by the Ministry of Interior and Sharjah Police.
On this occasion, Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, congratulated the wise leadership and the people of the UAE on the occasion of the 51st UAE National Day.
Highlighting the importance of this precious occasion, Brigadier General Dr. Mohammed Khamis Al Othmani, Director General of the Police Science Academy in Sharjah stressed that this national occasion renews every year the values of loyalty and embodies values of belonging to nation.
Brigadier General Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, chaired a meeting at Al Shohadaa Hall (Martyrs’ Hall) of the Headquarters, to discuss preparations of the upcoming holiday for Commemoration Day and the 48th UAE National Day.
The operations room of the Sharjah Police’s Traffic and Patrol Department did receive about 20,282 calls during National Day holidays.
The celebrations will start in Mileiha and continue to the central cities, the Eastern Region and Al Hamriyah, concluding at Sharjah National Park, he added, pointing out that the committee is keen to hold the events on a sequential basis, so the public can attend them all.
On both sides of the border, residents jolted out of sleep by the pre-dawn quake rushed outside on a cold, rainy and snowy winter night, as buildings were flattened and strong aftershocks continued.
It said the targets of the raid were suspected of an attempted attack on a restaurant in the Israeli settlement of Vered Yeriho on Jan. 28. The Palestinian health ministry said three people had been wounded, one critically but it gave no details on any dead.
Under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws, anyone found guilty of insulting Islam or its figures can be sentenced to death, although the country has yet to carry out capital punishment for blasphemy.