Pakistan, Qatar to join hands against drug traffickers

Qatar to also establish two energy projects in Pakistan

By: PID      Published: 05:55 PM, 23 Jan, 2020
Pakistan, Qatar to join hands against drug traffickers
Pakistan, Qatar to join hands against drug traffickers

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.

Afridi said Qatar and Pakistan will work together to tighten the noose around drug traffickers to save our future generations from the menace of drugs.

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.

Saqar bin Mubarak said Qatar would always keep supporting Pakistan in all its endeavours.

The ambassador said that under special instructions from Sheikh Tamim, a delegation from Qatar had visited Pakistan and “we are looking to establish two energy projects in Pakistan”.