Red Carpet Welcome: PM Imran Drives Qatar’s Emir To Prime Minister’s House From Airport
Prime Minister Imran Khan drove Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani himself to the PM House, as he arrived in Pakistan on Saturday evening.
The Qatari emir, who landed at Rawalpindi’s Nur Khan airbase, was accorded a red carpet welcome and received by the prime minister.
The Qatari emir is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising key ministers and senior officials. He last toured Islamabad in March of 2015.
“The two sides will discuss ways and means of building a robust and mutually beneficial economic partnership. During the visit, Pakistan and Qatar will sign MoUs/agreements for enhanced bilateral cooperation in different areas,” the Foreign Office had announced earlier.
“The visit of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is expected to further strengthen the close fraternal ties between Pakistan and Qatar and deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields,” it added.
Earlier, in a post on Instagram, Prime Minister Khan claimed the Qatari emir would announce an investment of around $22 billion – an amount greater than promised by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman earlier this year.
Meanwhile, intelligence-base operations are being launched in the capital as part of security measures ahead of the arrival of the Qatari emir, reported DAWN.
Besides, the special branch of the capital police also deployed officials all around the capital to gather prior information for necessary and precautionary measures, officials said.
Two units of Rangers along with the capital police would perform security duties during the visit of the Qatari emir, The Red Zone would be partially sealed during the period for strictly restricting the entry of the unconcern persons, while the Metro Bus service will also remained closed for two days.