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Press Release

Rawalpindi- March 07 2017

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an  official visit to Qatar met Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser  bin Khalifa Al Thani, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, Major General  Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim and Commander Qatar Emiri Guard, Major General  Hazza Bin Khalil Al Shahwani. The Prime Minister acknowledged Pakistan's contributions towards development and growth of Qatar. He also hailed Pakistan Army's contributions towards regional peace. He said that people of Qatar greatly value people of Pakistan and trust their time tested commitment for working in Qatar. He expressed his desire to learn from Pakistan Army's experience in security domain and also seeking assistance during forthcoming Football World Cup in Qatar including provision of manpower.

The Prime Minister also shared his desire to move forward with Pakistan on multiple fronts including cyber security, defence  production and ease of travel. COAS thanked the Prime Minister for his expression and assured him all possible cooperation in the desired fields.

During his meeting with  Major General Muhammed Ali  Ghanim Al Ghanim, Commander Qatar Emiri  Land Forces, the host appreciated Pakistan Army's professionalism and performance in ongoing fight against terrorism.  He showed his interest for joint training and field exercises. COAS thanked the General while also assuring him to work for undertaking training cooperation. COAS also visited the Qatar Emiri Guard Headquarters and met Major General  Hazza Bin khalid Al Shahwani.  COAS  visited Ahmed Bin Mohamed  Military College where Pakistani tri services contingent of 166 members is imparting training.