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Posted On: 24 August 2022 09:50 am
Updated On: 24 August 2022 10:14 am

Pakistan might provide troops to support Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022

Vrinda Abilash
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A report by Al Jazeera mentioned that Pakistan’s cabinet has approved a draft agreement that allows its government to provide troops for security at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar which is happening later in 2022.

The report said "a summary outlining the agreement, to be signed between Doha and Islamabad, was approved by the cabinet on Monday, Pakistan’s information minister Mariyum Aurangzeb told Reuters news agency ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Qatar that starts on Tuesday."

Al Jazeera mentioned that it was not clear when the agreement would be signed between Qatar and Pakistan.

As per the report, the cabinet summary mentioned Qatar requested assistance in security-related aspects of the World Cup and that Pakistan’s military had proposed the signing of an agreement between both states for the purpose.

Earlier, NATO, Turkey and the UK said they will be providing security and South Korea’s Yonhap news agency had also reported that the country will be sending police officers specialising in counterterrorism to Qatar.


Source: Al Jazeera
Cover image credit: QNA