Pakistan offers Qatar security for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Pakistan President Arif Alvi offered Qatar of providing security for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that is planned to take place in the Gulf country, emphasizing that the country had a variety of experience in that field.

Meeting with Commander of the Qatar Emiri Guard, Maj-Gen Hazzaa Bin Khalil Bin Mansour Al-Shahwani, who called on him in Islamabad with a delegation, Dr. Alvi said that there is a lot of scopes existed between the two countries, including defense export and joint production ventures.

According to Radio Pakistan, the president underscored that having a lot of experience in the field of security, as well as the professionalism of Pakistan’s armed forces, make his country be able to provide Qatar security for the next FIFA World Cup.

He stressed the need for enhancing the training cooperation and professional interaction between the defense forces of the two countries and highly appreciated the agreement for the sale of 8 Super Mushak aircraft worth $57.74 million to Qatar in 2016.

Dr. Alvi also urged Qatar to support Pakistan in its endeavors in order to highlight Indian human rights violations in Kashmir before the world. He emphasized the need for the worldwide community to persuade India to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

“The fascist Indian regime is flagrantly violating the human rights of Kashmiris by revoking the special status of occupied Kashmir and by suspending their civil liberties. The Indian government has adopted a hostile attitude towards all its minorities,” the report quoted Dr. Alvi as saying.

Maj-Gen Al-Shahwani said that Qatar considered supporting Pakistan at all levels as a religious duty.

Meeting with army chief

Meanwhile, the Qatari commander called on army chief General Qamar Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Matters of the regional security situation and mutual and professional interest were discussed in the meeting.

The visiting dignitary highly appreciated the professionalism of the Pakistan Army and showed his desire for increased Pakistan-Qatar defense collaboration.