UAE Royal, chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council, dies in UK

Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi was named chairman of the council through Amiri Decree No. 8 of 2014

Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.
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Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.

The son of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, passed away in the UK on 1 July, Sharjah Government's official media office announced. 

The emirate will be in official mourning for three days, with flags to be flown at half mast. 

Sharjah Government Media Bureau said the arrival of the body to the UAE and details for funeral prayers would be announced imminently. 

Founded in 2006, Sharjah Urban Planning Council was formed in 2014 through Amiri Decree No. 5 issued by the Ruler of Sharjah within the framework of the efforts being made to keep pace with the overall development in the emirate. 

Sheikh Khalid was named chairman of the council through Amiri Decree No. 8 of 2014 regarding the appointment of a chairman for the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, according to the authority's website. 

The board’s membership is comprised of directors of government departments and authorities, including the Department of Planning and Survey, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, and the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority.

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