Muscat – The Fak Kurbah initiative, which helps raise funds to pay off debts of people serving sentences in insolvency cases, has helped the release of 447 prisoners since the beginning of its ninth edition.
Dr Muhammad bin Ibrahim al Zadjali, chairman of the Board of Directors of Omani Lawyers Association and supervisor of the Fak Kurbah initiative organised by the association, said that the initiative, since the launch of its ninth edition on March 23, has so far released 447 debtors who were imprisoned or were about to be imprisoned because of civil, commercial, labour or Sharia’a claims.
Zadjali added that the initiative is pressing ahead with its humanitarian work, emphasising the focus of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik on the importance of charity in society as well as reflecting the cohesion and solidarity of Omani society.
Regarding the number of released cases, Zadjali stated that the cases were distributed across all governorates, including 148 cases in South Sharqiyah, 77 in South Batinah, 70 in North Batinah, 45 in North Sharqiyah, 39 in Dhahirah, 30 in Dakhliyah, nine in Musandam, five in Dhofar and four in Al Wusta.
“We are looking forward to greater participation from all parties to extend a helping hand to insolvent persons and their families and contributing to bringing joy to their hearts, especially as we are approaching Eid al Fitr,” Zadjali said.