Pakistan, Qatar to join hands against drug traffickers
Qatar to also establish two energy projects in Pakistan
Minister for Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi on Thursday called on Qatar Ambassador Saqar bin Mubarak Al Mansouri in Islamabad and discussed matters of mutual interest.
He also said the two countries will take their bilateral cooperation to the next level.
During the meeting, it was also agreed that Qatar would host an exhibition to showcase the traditional ornaments.
Shehryar Afridi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan held Amiri Ameer Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the highest esteem and the extraordinary chemistry between the two leaders was a good omen.
Expressing gratitude for the warm welcome extended to his delegation during his recent visit to Qatar, Shehryar Afridi said that the permission granted to him to visit Central Jail Doha and meet Pakistani inmates reflected the amount of respect Qatar government accorded to Pakistan.
The way 54 Pakistani prisoners were released also reflected the bond between PM Imran Khan and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, he said.
The prime minister was “so happy to watch the video of my prison visit and he wanted it to be promoted” as it reflected the deep relationship between the two countries, the minister said.
He said Premier Khan wanted to ensure the overseas Pakistanis are looked after well abroad.
“I want that Ministry Of Narcotics Control may cooperate with Qatar government so as the upcoming Soccer World Cup being held in the Year 2022 may be made secure,” he asserted.