Pakistan will provide security in 2022 Qatar World Cup, draft agreement approved

Pakistan will provide security in 2022 Qatar World Cup, draft agreement approved

Pakistan's cabinet has approved a draft agreement to provide security services for hosting the football World Cup in Qatar later this year.

According to a Reuters report on Tuesday, the country's Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb said this on Monday. Pakistan will send troops to Qatar under the agreement.

The draft agreement between Doha and Islamabad has received cabinet approval. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will visit Qatar on this day. However, it is not yet certain when the agreement will be signed between the two countries.

A brief statement from Pakistan's cabinet said that Qatar has sought their assistance in security matters for the World Cup to be held from November 21 to December 18. According to the proposal of the Pakistan Army, a draft agreement was prepared for the two countries.

Through this agreement, the responsibilities of the two countries towards each other, the necessary skills and competencies of the troops deployed for security, and the number of troops will be determined, the statement said.

The Qatari government's media department is yet to say why Pakistani troops have been selected for security and what they will do in Qatar. The World Cup organizing committee also declined to immediately comment on the matter.

The news of the approval of the draft agreement came a day before Prime Minister Shahbaz's two-day visit to Doha. According to official documents, he is accompanied by several ministers.

As part of the visit, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz will visit a football stadium in Doha. There he will be informed about the various initiatives of the Qatar government around the World Cup.