Pak-Qatar defence ties will have positive impact on regional security: COAS

Gen Qamar Bajwa meets Qatar’s civil, military leadership on official visit

News Desk March 06, 2017
Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Qatar, has said that Pakistan Army greatly values its defence cooperation with the middle-eastern country.

"Pak-Qatar defence cooperation will have positive impact on bilateral relationship as well as on regional security," the army chief was quoted as saying by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday.

Gen Qamar, according to a statement by the military’s media wing, met Qatar’s Minister of Defence Affairs Doctor Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Attiya.

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“The minister appreciated professional standing and performance of Pakistan Army and expressed desire for increased Pakistan-Qatar defence collaboration,” the ISPR said.

The army chief also called on Chief of Staff Qatar Armed Forces Lt Gen Muhammad Bin Ali Al-Ghanim, who acknowledged Pakistan Army's contributions towards regional peace and stability through its fight against terrorism.


chowkidar | 5 years ago | Reply Pakistan takes pride in acting as a watchman for its richer brothers and gets treated in the same way by them.
Shah | 5 years ago | Reply WHAT ??? Why are we going to defend Qatar borders; and from whom ??? Qatar has no contribution what so ever, or to have any sort of impact on my country's security; First things first, let Qatar officially and openly declare that Ban on Visit and Employment Visas for Pakistanis is removed and a special quota for employment is issued for annual intake of Pakistan manpower in to Qatar.... Till that time this is done.... NO Ties, Defense or otherwise;
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