Pakistan-Qatar reaffirm commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties


Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Mr. Ayub Afridi hosted HE Ambassador of State of Qatar to Pakistan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani at his office today and discussed areas to promote and facilitate Pakistani emigrants in Qatar the Advisor told the Qatari Ambassador that Pakistan is looking to explore skilled and professional employment market in Qatar that is currently occupied by other competitors. He further stated that Pakistan has sent more than 3500 doctors, nurses, and technicians to Kuwait during the pandemic and 3000 more are in the pipeline, while at the same time, KSA is recruiting hundreds of medical professionals too. Qatar being an old good friend, tied to Pakistan by its British history, culture, values, and religion, must also explore such an offer. The Ambassador said that he is looking forward to the ministry’s comprehensive proposal and is ready to sign MOUs with the government for the promotion of skilled emigration. He expressed that being a student to a Pakistani flight instructor himself he has massive affection towards Pakistani expatriates in Qatar and he has already helped to increase their numbers by ten thousand to reach above one hundred and ten thousand in total.


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