KUWAIT – The government of Qatar has sought to enlist the help of Pakistan army to hold the FIFA World Cup 2022 with fool-proof security.
The request came as Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, met Qatar’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, on Tuesday in Qatar.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser expressed his desire to learn from Pakistan Army’s experience in the security domain and sought assistance for the FIFA World Cup to be played in Qatar in 2022.
The Prime Minister of Qatar acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution to the development and growth of Qatar. He also praised Pakistan Army’s efforts towards regional peace.
The premier also hoped to move forward with Pakistan on multiple fronts including cyber security, defence production and ease of travel.
According to Inter Services Public Relations, General Qamar Javed Bajwa also met Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, Major General Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim and Commander Qatar Emiri Guard, Major General Hazza Bin Khalil Al Shahwani.
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.
On his visit to Qatar, 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.