Qatar’s Emir and other senior officials will meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan this week to discuss a multi-billion dollar LNG deal, among other things.
Sharif’s visit comes almost a year after the Emir’s first trip to Pakistan to discuss the agreement and other matters.
Reuters reports senior Pakistani officials as saying that a “very viable deal” involving a 15-year contract for 3.5 million tonnes of LNG
has been secured with Qatar following the sharp drop in oil prices.
Other topics of discussion will include employment opportunities for Pakistanis, according to the Peninsula.
There are currently some 115,000 nationals working here in various sectors, the newspaper added.
Last summer, the Pakistani government said it was training some 200,000 of its people to work as blue-collar workers in Qatar to help build the Gulf country’s infrastructure in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup.
Defense is another area that will be touched upon.
The Pakistani embassy in Doha said to mark Sharif’s visit, the Pakistani Air Force will perform a private demonstration for the PM, the Emir and other high ranking officials this afternoon.