ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said that the family interests were preferred in relation with Qatar during the past. Addressing a press conference, the special assistant said that Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s visit of Pakistan will boost trade between the two countries. She said that the Qatari emir’s trip is of immense significance. “A meeting between the leadership of both the countries in view of prevailing situation in the region is vital,” Firdous Awan said. She also said the visit manifests that the world is focusing on Pakistan. The special assistant also mentioned that this trip would also open doors of job opportunities for Pakistani youth in Qatar. She said a joint working group of the two countries has also been set up. “A LNG terminal is nearing its completion and will soon be inaugurated,” she added. “Foreign investment is vital for stabilising the country’s economy,” she stressed, adding that Pakistan will benefit immensely from the Qatar government’s lifting of a ban Pakistan-origin rice. Earlier today, a delegation-level meeting was held between President Dr Arif Alvi and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Upon arrival at the President House, the Qatari Emir was accorded a warm welcome where President Dr. Arif Alvi personally received the distinguished guest at the main entrance. Two children clad in traditional dress presented bouquet of flowers to the distinguished guest. The ceremony was attended by members of Qatari delegation, federal ministers, MNAs, and high civilian and military officials. The President will also host a luncheon in honor of the distinguished guest.
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