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Qatar to provide $ 3bln to Pakistan: SAPM
June 24, 2019

Qatar will provide Pakistan three billion dollars in the form of direct investment and deposits.

This was announced by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan while talking to media in Islamabad on Monday.

She thanked Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his cabinet for the announcement.

The Special Assistant said this will create new business opportunities in Pakistan and it will also strengthen the investment initiative of the government.  

She said this is a first step to further boost the relations between Qatar and Pakistan.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said this amount will help Pakistan overcome its economic challenges.

She said Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced visa on arrival for Qatari citizens which will develop tourism sector in Pakistan.

She said Qatar has removed the ban on Pakistani rice which is good news for rice exporters and the economy of the country.