Minister for Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi on Thursday called on Ambassador of State of Qatar, Mr Saqar bin Mubarak Al Mansouri, here and discussed matters of mutual interest.
Shehryar Afridi said that Qatar and Pakistan would work together to tighten the noose against criminals involved in drug trafficking and all necessary measures would be undertaken to ensure security of future generations from the menace of drugs.
During the meeting, it was also agreed that Qatar would host an exhibition to showcase the traditional ornaments. Shehryar Afridi said that Pakistan and Qatar would take bilateral cooperation to the next level.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan held His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, in highest esteem and the extraordinary chemistry between the two leaders suggested the dawn of a new era of cooperation in bilateral relations.
Expressing gratitude for warm welcome extended to his delegation during his recent visit to Qatar, Shehryar Afridi said that the permission granted to him to visit Central Jail Doha and meet Pakistani inmates reflected the amount of respect Qatar government accorded to Pakistan.
“The way 54 Pakistani prisoners were released also reflected the bond between Prime Minister Imran Khan and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar. Prime Minister Imran Khan was so happy to watch the video of my prison visit and he wanted it to be promoted as it reflected the deep relationship between the two countries,” the minister said.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to ensure the overseas Pakistanis are looked after well abroad. I want that Ministry Of Narcotics Control may cooperate with the government of Qatar so as the upcoming Soccer World Cup being held in Year 2022 may be made secure,” he asserted.
Ambassador of State of Qatar, Mr Saqar bin Mubarak Al Mansouri said state of Qatar would always keep supporting Pakistan in all its endeavours. He said that under special instructions from His Royal Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, a delegation from Qatar had visited Pakistan and we are looking to establish two energy projects in Pakistan.