President Arif Alvi on Monday offered Qatar security from Pakistan for the next FIFA World Cup being held in the Gulf country in 2022, highlighting that the country was quite experienced in that area.
Speaking to Commander of the Qatar Emiri Guard, Maj-Gen Hazzaa Bin Khalil Bin Mansour Al-Shahwani, who called on him in Islamabad with a delegation, Dr Alvi said that the two countries can collaborate in defence export and joint production ventures.
The president emphasized that being experienced in the area of security and professionalism of its armed forces, “Pakistan can provide Qatar security for Football World Cup 2022,” according to Radio Pakistan.
He focused on the need to enhance the training collaboration and professional interaction between defence forces of the two countries. The president also accepted the agreement for sale of eight Super Mushak aircraft to Qatar worth $57.74 million in 2016.
Alvi asked Qatar to support Pakistan in its hopes to to highlight Indian human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and stressed the need for countries to support Pakistan. He also urged them to convince India to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
The report stated Alvi saying,
“The fascist Indian regime is flagrantly violating the human rights of Kashmiris by revoking the special status of occupied Kashmir and by suspending their civil liberties. The Indian government has adopted a hostile attitude towards all its minorities.”
Maj-Gen Al-Shahwani said Qatar considered it their religious obligation to support Pakistan.
Separately, the Qatari commander called on army chief General Qamar Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi. Professional and mutual interest and regional security were talked about in the meeting.
The visiting dignitary admired professionalism of the Pakistan Army, while expressing desire for increased Pakistan-Qatar defence collaboration.