Kuwait: Kuwaiti daily Al Wassat has named the Father Emir
H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Person of the Year for 2013. The paper, describing him as “the builder of modern Qatar”, enlisted the achievements by the country during his reign.
The newspaper yesterday carried a large photograph of the Father Emir on the front page with an article by the Chief Editor that lauded the decision of the Father Emir to pass the baton to the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. It said his decision to abdicate in favour of his son “has set a good precedent as he wanted to convey a clear message that passion for the people and the nation is greater than remaining in power. QNA