H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued an Emiri Decree on the establishment of Al Qasimi Publications Publishing House.
Decree No. 09 of 2019 stipulates that Al Qasimi Publications enjoys full independence with financial and administrative autonomy, corporate personality, and legal capacity necessary to undertake legal actions that ensure the achievement of its objectives, and is organised on a non-profit basis.
The publishing house will be headquartered in Sharjah, and may upon the approval of the owner, establish a branch or branches in the other cities of Sharjah.
Pursuant to the new Emiri Decree, Al Qasimi Publications aims to publish and distribute various new scientific, literary, cultural publications, promoting the paper-based publications and the electronic publications. It also aims to support humanitarian and charitable institutions.
Article V of the Decree states that Al Qasimi Publications will have the following competencies: publishing and distributing works and publications in line with Al Qasimi Publications’ objectives, and will be approved by the owner and be promoted; conducting contracts, agreements, Memorandums of Understanding and partnerships; cooperation and coordination with local, regional and international bodies concerned with publishing and distribution; organising and participating in exhibitions, conferences and events locally, regionally and internationally, in coordination with the concerned authorities; as well as any other competencies assigned to it by its owner.
The Director of Al Qasimi Publications will be appointed by a decision of the owner, who sets out his post, duties, and powers, and will be assisted by a number of administrative and technical staff.
The revenues of the publishing house are allocated to support the humanitarian and charitable entities and institutions that are determined by its owner.
The Decree will be effective from the date of its issuance and other competent authorities should implement its provisions each in its respective field. It will be published in the Official Gazette.