The Mufti of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, issued a new statement coinciding with the end of the youth protests in the state of Sohar for the unemployed today, Thursday, following government promises to young Prime Time Zone to solve their crisis.
Mufti of Oman, Ahmed Al Khalili
Sheikh Al-Khalili published his statement on his official account on Twitter and reads: (It has been said: “There is no good in a nation that eats from what it does not grow and wears what it does not manufacture.” Some thinkers took this wisdom and added to it what he added: “Woe to a nation that eats what Do not sow, and wear what you do not sew, and drink from what you do not squeeze.
It has been said: “There is no good in a nation that eats what it does not sow, and wears what it does not produce.” Some thinkers took this wisdom and added to it what he added in saying: “Woe to a nation that eats what it does not sow, and wears what it does not sew, and drinks what it does not squeeze.” pic.twitter.com/YRDypUNJpx
– Ahmed bin Hamad Al-Khalili (@AhmedHAlKhalili) May 27, 2021
And the Mufti of Oman continued with what some considered a call from him to Omanize jobs and replace immigrants with citizens to solve the crisis of unemployed youth: The nation is all.)
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(Because in taking care of all the deeds that are necessary to preserve the nation’s independence, and in neglecting that, exposing it to its humiliation when it lacks the import of that by whoever has the decision to deprive it of it whenever he wants.)
Sheikh Al-Khalili, the Mufti of Amman, added, explaining: (With this it becomes clear that every society must preserve all its work, and it is distributed among its members according to their mental and physical abilities.)
(So that some of them are blinded by trade, some by industry, some by agriculture, and some by medicine, and other disciplines that society needs.)
Sohar and Salalah protests
During the past few days, unprecedented scenes appeared in the Sultanate of Oman, of citizens gathering in groups to protest against unemployment in Salalah in the south and Sohar in the north.
Video clips in this context showed an intense presence of security forces, with convoys of army and police vehicles, as well as police firing tear gas and arresting demonstrators.
It is noteworthy that these protests are the first since Sultan Haitham took power in January 2020 after the death of Sultan Qaboos, who had ruled the country for a long time.
In a demonstration described by Agence France-Presse as a “rare move,” dozens of unemployed Prime Time Zone protested in the city of Sohar, which is about 200 km from the capital, Muscat, demanding jobs for them, especially in light of what the country is witnessing of the decline in the economy due to the Corona crisis, which has greatly affected On the tourism sector.
The last demonstration by the Omanis about 10 years ago, calling for economic and political reforms.
The sultanate had plans for a long time to reform the economy, diversify revenues, impose a sensitive tax and reform subsidies, but the implementation of these plans was delayed during the reign of the late Sultan Qaboos.
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq introduced a series of reforms in an attempt to make the government’s finances sustainable.
Official media reported the protests, saying that university graduates were demanding the government provide jobs.
The Omani News Agency said that “the work file is among the most important priorities” of Sultan Haitham.
Two days ago, the Oman News Agency reported that Sultan Haitham bin Tariq had directed the provision of 2000 job opportunities in the government sector, in addition to providing one million hours for part-time work in government institutions in various sectors.
The plan announced, on Tuesday, included support for self-employed business owners, foremost of which is the implementation of a plan to employ more than 32,000 job opportunities during this year, including 12,000 job opportunities in the civil and military government sector, according to the actual needs of different parties.
Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah said in an interview with state television last month that the region is close to another Arab Spring.
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