On the occasion of the 50th National Day, His Majesty, Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, has issued a special pardon for a number of prison inmates in the Sultanate.

A statement issued online by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said: His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, gives a special pardon to a group of prison inmates convicted in various cases. An official source at the Royal Oman Police stated that the number of inmates pardoned was around 390, including 150 foreign nationals.