Sharjah to track vehicles… in move to combat crime

By Angel Chan

Launches discounts app for government staff

SHARJAH 15 November 2017: Sharjah will track vehicles in a move that is aimed at reducing crime in the emirate.

Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) yesterday issued Resolution No. 33 of 2017 on Vehicle Tracking Systems in Sharjah. The resolution aims to limit the commission of crimes in the emirate and facilitate the detection, tracking and arrest of perpetrators.

The provisions of the resolution apply to rental vehicles, the transport of petroleum products, transportation of hazardous materials, money transfer services, precious jewellery and any other facilities to be issued by Sharjah Police.

The meeting, chaired by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and SEC Chairman, discussed several key government issues and reviewed infrastructure projects and development in various fields in order to provide a decent life for Emirati citizens and residents in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Waffer App

After the ratification of the minutes of the previous session, the council launched the smart application of the Government Employees ‘Waffer’. Dr. Tariq bin Khadem, Chairman of the Human Resources Department, said that the launch of the application comes after the success of the programme with the participation of a large number of companies and entities that offer the best offers and discounts to employees of the Government of Sharjah.

The council adopted a draft law on the organisation of Sharjah Social Security Fund and directed the board to include a number of observations on the project and submit the draft law to the Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, to complete its legislative session.

The council also reviewed the economic situation in the Emirate of Sharjah. Sultan bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development, presented a number of economic indicators that show growth in various economic activities and analytical indicators of important sectors in different cities and regions of Sharjah.


The council issued Resolution No. 32 for 2017 on the promotion of Omar Al Shamsi, Director of the Holy Quran and Sunnah Foundation in Sharjah, on behalf of the Acting Director of the Department, and appoints a Director from its date.

As part of the meeting, the SEC also reviewed the agenda of the Third Session of the Third Ordinary Session for the Ninth Legislative Chapter of the Sharjah Consultative Council, which will be held on Thursday, 16th November, 2017.