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December 14, 2016

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Qatar to supply Pakistan 400m ton LNG in 2017

Qatar to supply Pakistan 400m ton LNG in 2017

Skilled and non-skilled labour including engineers, doctors, technicians, bankers and service sector persons to be recruited from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Saqar Bin Mubarak Al Mansuri, Ambassador of Qatar in Islamabad, has disclosed that his country would provide 400 million ton LNG to Pakistan in the year 2017.  In 2016, Qatar provided 300 million ton LNG to Pakistan that played an important role in eliminating gas crisis in the country.

Talking to this reporter at his office on Tuesday, Al Mansuri said an important Pakistan-Qatar joint ministerial commission meeting will be held on December 22 where a high level delegation from Qatar led by Muhammad Bin Saleh Alsada, Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar, will participate.

The ambassador said Qatar companies would recruit skilled and non-skilled labour including engineers, doctors, technicians, bankers and service sector persons from Pakistan.  He said a number of investors from Qatar will also be included in the joint ministerial commission meeting to assess investment opportunities in the fields of energy, higher education, agriculture, health and trade in Pakistan. He said bilateral trade between Qatar and Pakistan stood at $600 million and both the countries were striving to increase it. The Qatar envoy said to commemorate the National Day of Qatar they were preparing to host a reception on December 16 for the Pakistani nation and government officials.

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