COAS Calls on Prime Minister of Qatar, Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who was on an official visit to Qatar met Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. 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, "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 seek 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. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked the Commander 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.
Foreign Heli-Skiers’ Visit to ISPR
A heli-ski team comprising 38 foreigners from 12 different countries visited Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate at GHQ Rawalpindi. The team was on a week long tour to Pakistan through a joint collaboration of Training Recourse Group (TRG) and ISPR, for heli-skiing and to explore beauty of Pakistan. The team was briefed by Director General ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor about security environment in Pakistan for sports. The visitors appreciated the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in war against terrorism and improved security environment. The team also visited Northern Areas under arrangements by ISPR for heli-skiing before their departure.