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Qatari delegation briefs Zulfi Bukhari on status of 100,000 jobs for Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: A Qatari delegation led by Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Muhanadi, Director Management of Recruitment Support Services, called on Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari alias Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development at his office today. During the meeting, the two sides discussed different issues including the proposed 100,000 jobs for Pakistanis in Qatar. The delegation informed Mr  Bukhari that Qatar's Visa Facilitation Centers will be fully operational…

Army chief discusses regional security with Qatar’s deputy PM

RAWALPINDI: Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at the General Headquarters.  According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, including regional security issues, were discussed during the meeting. The army chief said that Pakistan will continue to positively contribute towards regional peace and stability. In his remarks, Mr Thani, who is also the foreign…

In meeting with Qatari FM, Qureshi offers services of Pakistani workforce for FIFA World Cup

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday offered the services of professional Pakistani workforce to Qatar's Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani for FIFA World Cup, ARY News reported. The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA,  is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022. During his meeting with Qatar's foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi…

PM Imran, Qatari foreign minister discuss bilateral trade, investment

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today in Islamabad. During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman conveyed felicitations and best wishes of Emir of Qatar to Imran Khan on his election victory. He conveyed the keen desire of the Emir of Qatar to work with the new leadership in Pakistan, in order to further strengthen close and cordial relations between the two countries. Expressing…

Qatari foreign minister to arrive in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani will arrive in Islamabad today (Friday) to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi. As per details, the Qatari foreign minister will be visiting Islamabad for one day. Various bilateral issues, including LNG agreements, will come under discussion during his meeting with Qureshi at the Foreign Office. The foreign ministers of both countries had met on the sidelines of 73rd session of the UN General Assembly…

Qatar embassy to establish special facilitation center for Pakistan’s workforce

ISLAMABAD: Qatar Embassy is all set to establish a special center here for facilitation of Pakistani workforce aims at increasing job opportunities for them and avoiding exploitation at the hands of employers abroad. “Such a facility will ease the visa getting process for Pakistanis, ensure their safety and legal rights in Qatar, giving a substantial boost to the receipt of remittances through legal means,” Special Assistant to the PM Syed Zulfikar Bukhari told a state-run wire service on Wednesday. The Qatari…

PM’s assistant, Qatari ambassador discuss issues of employment of Pakistanis in Qatar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari with Ambassador of Qatar Saqr Bin Mubarak Al Mansouri discussed the issues of employment of Pakistanis in Qatar and Qatari investments in Pakistan. Both the dignitaries on Monday discussed issues of mutual interests. The ambassador informed Bukhari that the Qatari government was planning to create 100,000 additional jobs for skilled Pakistanis in Qatar. Furthermore, the special assistant to the PM proposed to establish a think tank…

Pompeo brings together feuding Saudi, Qatari FMs

NEW YORK: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the foreign ministers from feuding Gulf powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Qatar together under the same roof Friday as he hosted a meeting of Washington's Arab allies. "We all have a shared interest in a wide range of security issues -- defeating ISIS, Al-Qaeda, other terrorist groups, bringing peace and stability in Syria," he said at the meeting with counterparts from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) along with Egypt and Jordan. And in a statement issued…

Qatar calls for increased investment in oil and gas markets

BERLIN: Qatar’s energy minister on Thursday called for oil-producing countries to boost investment in the oil and gas sector given a recovery in the price of oil, but said he did not back setting any specific targets for such investment. Energy Minister Mohammed al-Sada said he expected the issue to be addressed during a meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries in Algeria at the end of the month. “While the oil price has been recovering, the only thing now is to see an adequate level of investment going back to the oil…

Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island

RIYADH: An official of Saudi Arabia hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations. "I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of the Salwa island project, a great, historic project that will change the geography of the region," Saud al-Qahtani, a senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said on Twitter. The plan, which would physically separate the Qatari…