Prime Minister Imran Khan in a recent meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani, asked Qatar for “early fulfilment of its promise of hiring 100,000 Pakistani workers”.
PM Khan met with the Qatari FM to convey the greetings on assumption of the office of prime minister and to express the desire for a stronger working relationship with the new government.
“He (Qatari minister) conveyed the keen desire of the emir to work with the new leadership in Pakistan for further strengthening close and cordial relations between Pakistan and Qatar,” the Prime Minister Office said.
Earlier, FM Al-Thani in a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last month had offered 100,000 jobs for skilled and semi-skilled workers from Pakistan.
The prime minister recalled the growth in Pakistani exports to Qatar and hoped for further growth in bilateral trade. The trade between the two countries had increased by 104 per cent to about $1.6 billion in 2017 from $782 million in 2016.