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Qatar seeks Pakistan Army's cooperation in cyber security, defence production: ISPR

Published Mar 08, 2017 12:35am

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Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa with Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar. -ISPR
Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa with Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar. -ISPR

Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday assured Qatar that Pakistan will cooperate with country on cyber security, defence production and ease of travel, said the Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement.

The army chief, who is on an official visit to Qatar, thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar for appreciating Pakistan Army's role in the ongoing fight against terrorism and assured him of all possible cooperation in "desired fields".

Qatar's premier also hailed the army's contributions towards establishing regional peace and lauded it for its professionalism. He showed interest for joint training and field exercises, expressing desire to learn from Pakistan Army's expertise in the security domain.

He said that people of Qatar greatly value the people of Pakistan and trust their time-tested commitment for working in Qatar and sought assistance for the upcoming Football World Cup in Qatar, including provision of manpower.

Aside from meeting Al Thani, Gen 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.

General Bajwa also visited Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College where a Pakistani tri-services contingent of 166 members is imparting training. He also toured the Qatar Emiri Guard Headquarters and met Major General Hazza Bin khalid Al Shahwani.

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Comments (19) Closed



Abdulla Hussain Mar 08, 2017 01:06am

Long live Pakistan Qatar brotherly relationship. Pakistanis are residing in Qatar with ease and enjoying the benefits available to all alike.

Ali Mar 08, 2017 01:27am

Pakistan and Qatar must cooperate in every sector, including military training. Pakistan must extend assistance to the GCC. These brotherly countries can benefit from Pakistan's vast experience in counter-terrorism operations. Pakistan as a Muslim nuclear-weapon state, stands for "peace and friendship" with all.

DIL Mar 08, 2017 01:35am

This is problem more developed and economically strong countries want to learn from Pakistan Army due to their professionalism but what about trade with Pakistan . Pakistan should offer joint military exercises to other countries on the condition of economical ties as well .

M. Emad Mar 08, 2017 01:50am

Qatar is a tiny country. A medium size camel-mounted police force should be adequate for this country.

Zak Mar 08, 2017 02:03am

Qatar are close to Pakistan.

Zarkoon Mar 08, 2017 02:46am

NRO over panama, not defence production.

Friend of khalistan Mar 08, 2017 03:22am

Qatar is a good ally of Pakistan. Pakistan has done a lot for the GCC but they've done little for Kashmiri and Khalistan cause. To give, you must also get in return.

Abdul Mar 08, 2017 05:14am

Qatar should be invited to participate in CPEC.CPEC Zindabad.

Ramesh Mar 08, 2017 05:42am

Qatar Don't allow normal Pakistani and don't give visa but our leaders always are ready to help them, none of our leaders care how Pakistanis are being treated in many countries

Skeptic Mar 08, 2017 06:50am

With their resources, the Qataris can always hire the best cyber security experts from the US and Europe. How good is cyber security and other security in itself, Pakistan begs the question - what are the Qataris thinking, and what is the real interest?

Saad Mar 08, 2017 06:49am

Really, Pakistan has capabilities to fight cyber attacks! Qatar must be real desperate.

Steelfish Mar 08, 2017 07:55am

Why they don't open employment visas to Pakistanis? Brothers? Pakistan should pressure them on visa front and don't give away resources for free.

AhMAd Mar 08, 2017 08:02am

@DIL Why this statement came from ISPR instead of Qatar officials? India, Qatar inked five pacts on visas, cybersecurity, investments last Dec and it was announced by Qatar officials. But as usual these Arabs want only Pakistani soldiers but not ready to invest in infrastructure.

BhOot Mar 08, 2017 08:11am

Qatar sells natural gas to atleast 10 different countries including India and the U.K. Why would they come to Pakistan for cyber security when they can get better results from countries they already have business relations with.

SDA Mar 08, 2017 08:45am

@Saad Please do not downplay your country. Instead of criticizing, take the ball and run.

Inquiring MiND Mar 08, 2017 09:00am

A week back I landed at Doha Airport for an onward connecting flight. Unfortunately, due to late arrival of my flight the onward connection was missed. Qatar Airways booked me on the next flight 14 hours later and offered me a hotel in the city. However, to my dismay informed me 15 minutes later that the immigration has refused me transit visa. I have spent long hours at airports around the world but this experience was painful since while I was waiting dozens of visas were issued to citizens of other countries. Is this how you treat the citizen of a brotherly country from whom you are seeking all kind of 'cooperation'?

Zak Mar 08, 2017 08:25pm

@BhOot because you think you are good, but in actual fact we are better and Qataris know it because they do their homework before.

Zak Mar 08, 2017 08:31pm

@Ramesh then you have not been there. Qatar treats pakistanis better than other nationalities. They many police and armed forces instructors from pakistan. Qatar is close to pakistan.

Syed Naseem Ahmed Mar 09, 2017 01:51pm

Qatar is very friendly country to Pakistan . Both countries enjoy good relationship in all sectors of life . Pakistan should provide them their requirement and also send manpower force so that our country could earn
foreign exchange . Pakistan has been quite a potential country for manpower resources . God bless our country . AMEEN

Syed Naseem Ahmed