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Humane are its ways

Shaadaab S. Bakht


Shaadaab S. Bakht, who worked for famous Indian dailies The Telegraph, The Pioneer, The Sentinel and wrote political commentaries for, is Gulf Today’s Executive Editor.


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The United Arab Emirates’ unflinching faith in the Prophet — who took the entire civilisational process under his wing and made it bow to God’s ways — set the ethical tone of the country. It couldn’t have gone wrong. And it didn’t.  

The UAE’s founders lived out the Messenger’s pragmatic interpretation of existence. He never saw man as an ideal creation and made room for his weaknesses. Therefore, he spoke limitlessly of corrective measures and underlined the need for forgiveness and tolerance.

Every piece of wire that went into the circuit that was supposed to electrify the nation was charged with that belief. The result of that stand is a nation that can match the best in terms of creature comfort and, of course, social harmony.

The UAE ranked first in the Arab world and 16th globally on the attractiveness index.

Every piece of wire that went into the circuit that was supposed to electrify the nation was charged with that belief

It is heartwarming that the Emirati leadership remains rooted in humanitarian values. A recent example of that is the “Well of Hope” campaign. The drive will provide clean water to over a million people in disadvantaged communities. Representatives from the UAE will dig 150 wells in 34 countries.

The initiative, the first of its kind in the region, was launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Again, its work on the world’s hungry has been praised by the United Nations.

A leading UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official commended the role of the UAE in promoting food security locally, regionally and globally. He lauded the country’s efforts in strengthening the role of the United Nations and international organisations in general and FAO in particular. He said the UAE’s effort in the field of agriculture “is an excellent example” of growth.

Another on-going act that underlines the UAE’s well-established humane face is its anti-polio drive across Pakistan.

Over 407 million drops of polio vaccine have been delivered to more than 71 million Pakistani children as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign implemented in Pakistan since 2014 till the end of April 2019, the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAEPAP) announced.

The aid comes in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up effort of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to provide and deliver infrastructural and humanitarian development support to the health sector and to strengthen immunisation programmes in Pakistan.

The UAE is a very attractive destination for investors and job-hunters for not what it has, but for what it shares. It sees life as a riveting celebration of unalloyed togetherness, not an individual’s isolated triumph.


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