Qatar Needs 100,000 Pakistani Workers for FIFA 2022 World Cup


Ambassador of Qatar to Islamabad, Saqar Bin Mubarik, said his country would require more than 0.1 million Pakistani workers for development and construction work for the FIFA Football World Cup 2022, which will be be held in Qatar.

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

The meeting was held with the aim to enhance cooperation in the field of Technical and Vocational training between Pakistan and Qatar. The Executive Director of NAVTTC briefed the Ambassador of Qatar regarding progress of TVET sector in Pakistan.

He said that the focus of the government in recent years has been on improving quality of training in TVET Sector of Pakistan.

The Executive Director further said that the standards of technical education have been brought on par with the international standards and Pakistan’s skilled workforce can cater to the needs of any country.

Ambassador of Qatar appreciated efforts by Pakistan for transforming the skill development sector of the country on modern lines.

While praising Pakistani skilled workers, he further added that labor force from Pakistan is hard working and has played a pivotal role in completion of many development projects in Qatar in the past. We will continue our cooperation with NAVTTC, looking for an opportunity of continuous provision of skilled manpower from Pakistan to Qatar.

In the end 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.

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