17 May 2018 – 0:02

Pakistan keen to meet Qatar’s growing appetite for foreign workers

Ali Bu Sherbak Al Mansouri (second right), Assistant General-Director for government and international relations, Qatar Chamber, exchanging memento with members of visiting Pakistani trade delegation led by Muqeem Islam, Director General NAVTTC at Pakistan’s Ministry of Labour.

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DOHA: The visiting members of the leading Pakistani recruitment agencies have expressed their keenness to meet Qatar’s growing appetite for human resources, including unskilled and semi-skilled workers, as the Gulf state is implementing massive developmental and infrastructure projects as part of preparations for the 2022 Fifa World Cup and projects related to Qatar National Vision 2030.

Qatar Chamber (QC) hosted yesterday a Pakistani trade delegation comprising of representatives of 25 recruitment companies.

The delegation was led by Muqeem Islam, Director General of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) at Pakistan’s Ministry of Labour.

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The meeting reviewed cooperation between Qatari and Pakistani companies in bringing labourers to Qatar.

QC’s assistant general-director for government and international relations Ali Bu Sherbak Al Mansouri said that Qatar and Pakistan have strong relations and a growing trade exchange. He praised the Pakistani labourers working in Qatar, terming them as dedicated and skilled.

Al Mansouri noted that the Qatari market in open for more skilled labourers at all sectors especially in light with the economic expansion Qatar is witnessing.

In turn, the head of Pakistani delegation expressed his hope that Pakistan sends more labourers to Qatar, affirming that his country is interested in providing appropriate training and qualification to laboureres through several specialised institutes in industry and technology sectors.