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Pakistan navy ship arrives in Doha for security during FIFA world cup 2022

The Pakistan Navy ship PNS Tabuk docked at a Qatari port on Tuesday to participate in a maritime security operation during the World Football Cup.

To improve maritime security and aid the Qatari Emiri Navy (QEN) during the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Tabuk has arrived on the beaches of Qatar.

Details indicate that the host country and Pakistani diplomats greeted the PNS Tabuk as it arrived at the dock.

Furthermore, the ship’s Commanding Officer (CO) assessed the maritime security of the global football event in a meeting with top officials of QEN.

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According to a statement made by a Pakistan Navy official in this respect, the PNS Tabuk’s participation in maritime security during the major event shows trust in the professionalism of the Pakistan Navy.

Earlier, Brigadier Sajjad Hassan officially assumed charge of the Pakistan Army’s contingent providing security during the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Also, Brigadier Sajjad also called upon Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Commander of the Security Operations of the FIFA World Cup 2022. In addition, he received a souvenir from a Qatari official.

As has been the case always, Pakistan’s football team is not taking part in this year’s FIFA World Cup, however, Pakistan is still playing a central role in the biggest sporting event in the world.

The offshore patrol vessel (OPV), built by Dutch defense company Damen, was commissioned in 2020 at Romania’s Port of Constanta.

Qatar has formally recruited security forces from 13 countries to assist local partners in ensuring a seamless World Cup, with Pakistan being the largest contributor.

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Islamabad’s contingent comprises more than 4,000 military, air force and navy troops of all ranks. They make the nation the largest contributor in securing World Cup stadiums and hotels in the Middle Eastern country.

The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, the Palestinian Territories, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey and the United States are the other contributors to the security mission.