Qatar seeks Pak Army's help over security for FIFA-2022

Qatar seeks Pak Army's help over security for FIFA-2022

Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani expressed his desire to learn from Pakistan Army's experience in security domain and sought their assistance during upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022 in Qatar including manpower provision.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, military’s media wing, Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Qatar met PM Al Thani, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, Major General Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim and Commander Qatar Emiri Guard, Major General Hazza Bin Khalil Al Shahwani on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister of Qatar acknowledged Pakistan's efforts towards regional peace, adding that people of Qatar greatly value people of Pakistan and trust their time tested commitment for working in Qatar.

The Prime Minister also hoped to move forward with Pakistan on multiple fronts including cyber security, defence production and ease of travel.

During his meeting with Major General Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, the host appreciated Pakistan Army's professionalism and performance in the ongoing fight against terrorism, and showed interest in joint training and field exercises.

The Army Chief thanked the hosts for their expression and assured all possible cooperation in the desired fields.

General Bajwa also visited the Qatar Emiri Guard Headquarters and met Major General Hazza Bin Khalid Al Shahwani.

He also paid a visit to Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College, where Pakistani tri-services contingent of 166 members is imparting training.