DEMISE OF GREAT VISIONARY LEADER

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

Shaikh Mubarak bin Mohammad Al Nahyan

The demise of Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan is a great loss not only for the UAE, Middle East but for the whole Muslim world. Shaikh Mubarak was the former UAE Minister of Interior. He passed away on February 24. He was born in 1929. He left three sons and two daughters. His sons are Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works.

Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan was a visionary leader with Immaculate Conception qualities. He was courageous person and was the last of the giants. He was determined to his duties, devoted to his national cause, and the last not the least sincere to the welfare of his people. He was brave and tough man of the United Arab Emirates who worked very hard for achieving the complete socio-economic transformation of his people and country alike. He contributed a tremendous work for the stability and sustainability for his society and country at every forum. Due to his immense love and affection towards the welfare of his people he and along with other visionary leadership succeeded to convert deserts municipalities into mega cities of trade and commerce, science and technology, culture and heritage and the last not the least centre of regional and international tourism. Now, UAE has special place in the regional and international geo-politics and geo-strategic affairs.

Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan played very instrumental role for achieving unique federal system in the UAE. He convinced all the main stakeholders to form the Union of the United Arab Emirates. He held many important portfolios during his life such as the chief of police and public security of Abu Dhabi, and the head of the naturalisation and residency department. He was made the minister of interior of Abu Dhabi in July 1971 afterwards he became the first federal minister of interior for the UAE, a position he served till 1990.

He was the founding father of the institution of security in the Emirates. He worked day and night for the security and protection of his people as interior minister. He prepared flawless security apparatus for all the Federating Units of the UAE. He was reformed who always believed in perfection and conflict resolution. He introduced many effective measures in the policy department and made it viable, important and productive for all the emirates. The uniform policy codes and structures played very important part in further strengthening of levels of trust, harmony and respect among the different emirates. Now, you can judge the efficacy and service oriented outlook of UAE policy department by its performance and sense of justice in the UAE. UAE is the 11th biggest ideal destination for foreign direct investment and better law and order situation in the country started by visionary Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and followed by many as interior minister are responsible of it.

Modern day UAE is proud of its visionary leaders who made its metropolis protective, and now people and foreigners live with dignity and honour. He was most dignified personality among the rulers. He gave his valuable suggestions on the time of crises and always succeeded to overcome all kinds of difficult times.

He was great supporter of women empowerment in every possible department of the government. He encouraged women to join policy department for the betterment of its people at large. In 1978 he created/established a new unit of women police, later building a school for women police in Abu Dhabi. He was extremely excited and happy for the consolidation and integration of the police so that one entity, the federal ministry of interior, could exercise its powers to directly supervise all the issues related to law and order, security, and protection of the foreigner as well.

The departed soul Shaikh Mubarak Al Nahyan leaves behind a great legacy. His was man of great willpower and he had passion, precision, and progression with special reference to defining the concept and parameters of security in the Emirates. He was very interactive and friendly Shaikh Mubarak always stood up during his daily meetings to personally greet each and every person who entered.

He was trustworthy companion to his wife. He was lovely father to his children. He was kind to its colleagues and subordinates. He was a great man who led a full life, a man who left many smiles over many miles, a great man who dreamed of an entire new society, and lived to see it happen during his lifetime”. It is great loss for all of us. W e all share sorrows for the departed soul with Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works. He was great man who left the world stage and he is he is mourned by all in the world for all his Nobel Deeds and infinite services during his whole life.

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