Consul General of Qatar in Karachi, Mishal M. Al Ansari, has said that his country is going to recruit 100,000 Pakistanis by issuing work visa in all sectors and fields soon. He said Qatar had opened its visa centres in Karachi and Islamabad one month ago for workers and professionals.
Calling for strengthening bilateral relations between his country and Pakistan, he said: “We are looking for partnership in the agriculture industry. We have a desert country; we want to promote our agriculture industry through modern technology.”
He said Qatar had already around 150,000 Pakistanis working in all fields. He said that relations between the two states were strong and they would improve: “We are working on bolstering bilateral relations and looking forward to taking advantage of Pakistan’s offers and vice versa,” he said. He said Qatar already was importing vegetables and fruit from Pakistan and those imports would increase.
Dawn.com reports that according to Al Ansari, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would benefit Pakistan, being a good project for the country.
“Qatar wants to import its maximum requirement of mangoes, including special varieties — Sindhri, Chausa and others. The CG of Qatar [has invited] mango growers to visit Qatar and sell their produce directly as any Pakistani can obtain visa on arrival at any Qatar international airport,” SCA general secretary Zahid Hussain Bhurgari stated.
He added that Qatar imported mangoes and other agricultural commodities from Egypt, India and Pakistan. He said the CG visited the mango orchards of Matiari to check conditions of the farms.