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DUBAI – Eighty-nine people in prison in Sharjah over unpaid debts have been given financial relief after their liabilities worth a total of Dh1.28 million were paid off.
The humanitarian gesture was an initiative of the Sharjah Charity Association (SCA) in coordination with the Sharjah Police.
The initiative ensured the release of the 89 inmates, who were languishing in Sharjah’s jails and correctional centres because of their financial liabilities.
Fortunately, the SCA authorities came forward and settled the inmates’ dues with banks, financial companies, individuals, realty firms, landlords and other claimants.
Abdullah Saif bin Hindi, Director of Resources and Support Services Department, SCA, said the organisation had settled the mounting debts of several inmates.
Though the total outstanding dues were Dh7.7 million, the SCA could pay Dh2.2 million on behalf of 89 inmates who had defaulted in their payments.
Bin Hindi said the financial aid will give these inmates a second chance at living a normal life. ICA/Expat Media
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