Qatar seeks 0.1m skilled Pakistani workers for FIFA WC preparation

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ISLAMABAD: Qatar’s Ambassador to Pakistan Saqar Bin Mubarik on Thursday said his country would require more than 0.1 million Pakistani skilled workers for development and construction work underway in connection with FIFA Football World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar.

The government of Qatar desires that the maximum workforce required in this regard should come from Pakistan, said the ambassador in a meeting with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema.

The meeting was held with an aim to enhance cooperation in the field of technical and vocational training between the two countries in which the NAVTTC director briefed the ambassador regarding the progress of the TVET sector in Pakistan.

He said that the focus of the government in recent years has been on the improvement of the quality of training in the TVET sector of Pakistan. The executive director further said that the standards of technical education have been brought at par with the international standards and Pakistani skilled workforce can cater to the needs of any country.

The Qatari ambassador appreciated the efforts. Praising the Pakistani skilled workers, he remarked that labour from Pakistan has played a pivotal role in the completion of many development related projects in Qatar.

Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema thanked the ambassador and assured him that Pakistan will continue its efforts to provide skilled workforce for all the required sectors in Qatar.