Qatar offers 0.1 million jobs to Pakistanis

06:41 PM | 26 Sep, 2018
Qatar offers 0.1 million jobs to Pakistanis
NEW YORK -In a positive gesture of good bilateral relations, the foreign minister of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani offered 100,000 jobs for skilled and semi-skilled Pakistani workers.

The offer was extended by Qatar Foreign Minister in his meeting with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly's 73rd session in New York on Wednesday.

The two sides agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation and explore new avenues to give impetus to the existing ties.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed the increase in the bilateral trade by 53%.

He appreciated the formal operationalization of the Hamad Port and stressed to unleash the great economic potential between the two countries by increasing the exports in sectors such as food items, construction material, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, sports goods and fabrics.

Both sides reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar are important members of the Muslim world and vowed to continue to work together at all fora for the advancement of common causes.

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Earlier it emerged in media that Qatar approached Pakistan for around 100,000 Pakistani skilled workers to construct the infrastructure of the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Qatar government through their soft visa policy has begun granting visit and visas to the Pakistani nationals.

Qatar’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Saqar Bin Mubarik in a meeting with the Executive Director National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema last year had said that his country would require more than 0.1 million Pakistani skilled workers for development and construction work underway in connection with FIFA Football World Cup 2022.