Pakistan, Qatar sign $16bn LNG deal

Published: February 10, 2016
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Pakistan and Qatar sign the LNG deal on February 10, 2016. PHOTO: PM HOUSE

Pakistan and Qatar sign the LNG deal on February 10, 2016. PHOTO: PM HOUSE

Pakistan and Qatar sign the LNG deal on February 10, 2016. PHOTO: PM HOUSE PM Nawaz Sharif being received by Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasir Bin Khalifa Al-Thani at Hamad International Airport, Doha on February 10, 2016. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Qatar signed on Wednesday an agreement of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Doha, as part of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif two-day official visit to the Arab country.

The agreement was signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman of Qatar Gas Board of Directors Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi at a ceremony in Diwan-e-Emiri in Doha.

Earlier, the prime minister met Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad.

Both the leaders discussed ways to enhance cooperation in different fields including energy, trade, investment and defence.

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According to a statement, the prime minister said Pakistan offered attractive incentives for foreign investment, adding the Qatar Investment Authority should explore the potential in different sectors, particularly power generation projects.

PM Nawaz Sharif meeting Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at Diwan-e-Emiri in Doha, Qatar on February 10, 2016. PHOTO: PID

The emir of Qatar thanked the PM for a visit, saying his country was a second home for Pakistanis.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Saad
    Feb 10, 2016 - 1:22PM

    Looks like they need more permits for hunting Houbora BustardRecommend

  • Waqar
    Feb 10, 2016 - 10:14PM

    Mr. Nawaz’s and your team, you beauty ;)Recommend

  • Guldar Ali Khan Wazir
    Feb 10, 2016 - 10:19PM

    A new beginning in Pak-Qatar ties will go a long way in enhancing bilateral cooperation in diverse fields. Signing of LNG project and boosting Qatar’s defence capability are the two major events settled during the premier’s visit to the Gulf state. It has also been reported that Pakistani PM has asked Emir of Qatar to increase volume of its work force and relax visa rules to provide an opportunity to the Pakistani nationals to play their due role in the construction, development and prosperity of Qatar. Recommend

  • Burki
    Feb 11, 2016 - 12:12AM

    Jeez … how many times are we going to sign this LNG deal with Qatar? Every few weeks we keep hearing about LNG agreements being signed with Qatar.Recommend

  • Feb 11, 2016 - 5:47AM

    Now, the PM will get his begging bowl, and go on foreign
    trips. To get loans under the guise of helping widows and
    orphans, [to pay for this LNG.] Normal for shameless PM.Recommend

  • Feb 11, 2016 - 2:29PM

    LNG deal was very important for Pakistan….Nawaz Shareef has selected a better country (QATAR)……If Qatar purchases jf-17….this can be a great deal for both countries.Recommend

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