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Qatar to recruit 100,000 Pakistanis for jobs: Consul General


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Consul General of Qatar in Karachi Mishal M. Al Ansari has said his country is going to recruit 100,000 Pakistanis by issuing work visas to them in all industries and sectors.

He was speaking to the press at the residence of Sindh Chamber of Agriculture president Qabool Mohammad Khatian in village Arif Khatian, Matiari district, on Wednesday, 30th January.

The consul general said Qatar opened its visa centers in Karachi and Islamabad a month ago for Pakistani workers and professionals and has already around 150,000 Pakistanis working in all fields. The Consul General further said that Qatar and Pakistan are working on strengthening bilateral relations.

As per the statement, the conditions to avail of this facility were that the passport must be valid for at least six months, and the passenger must have a confirmed return ticket.

“We are working on bolstering bilateral relations and looking forward to taking advantage of Pakistan’s offers and vice versa,” he said, adding that he had come here for the first time to see agriculturalists and farming areas.

On January 21st, PM Khan and his cabinet members had visited Qatar on a two-day State visit. This was PM Khan’s maiden visit to the Gulf country. Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Qatari counterpart Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha on 21st January.

Bilateral relations, with a focus on economic cooperation between the two countries, were discussed during the meeting. The Qatari premier also hosted a dinner in the honor of the visiting delegation.

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Adviser to PM Abdul Razak Dawood, Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Board of Investment Chairman Haroon Sharif, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Ambassador of Pakistan to Qatar Syed Ahsan Raza Shah were also present during the meeting. Reportedly, PM Khan had urged Qatar to provide 1 lac Pakistanis jobs in Qatar.

In September 2017, the State of Qatar had announced to grant free prompt tourist entry visa on arrival for Pakistanis for the period of 30 days.

“The concerned authorities of the State of Qatar has decided that the citizens of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will be granted free prompt tourist entry visa for the period of 30 days, on their arrival in the State of Qatar,” read a statement by the Embassy of the State of Qatar, Islamabad.

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As per the statement, the conditions to avail of this facility were that the passport must be valid for at least six months, and the passenger must have a confirmed return ticket.

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