Islamabad has formalized various agreements and letters of intent with Qatari companies to significantly enhance employment opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in Qatar," according to a statement from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis on Monday.
Jawad Sohrab Malik, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, inked these agreements during a three-day visit to Qatar. The deals were established with prominent firms including Qatari Diyar-Saudi Bin Laden Group Construction (QD-SBG), Hamad Bin Khaled Contracting Company W.L.L (HBK), Ali Bin Ali Holding W.L.L, Sheikh Jabor Bin Mansour Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al Thani (JMJ) Holding, Tabeeb Care Medical Services, and Al Rawnaq International Commercial Projects.
The agreements are deemed a "crucial step in strengthening bilateral relations between Pakistan and Qatar in the field of human resource development," as stated by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis.
During the visit, Malik also met with Hamad Saleh Al Qamra, Chairman of Al Qamra Holding, to discuss the recruitment of Pakistani manpower for various company projects. The trip encompassed a tour of the View Hospital, part of Elegancia Health Care, where the hiring of Pakistani health professionals is ongoing following a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Elegancia Health Care and the Overseas Employment Corporation of Pakistan.
The primary objective of these initiatives is to "create enhanced employment avenues for Pakistani workers in Qatar," the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis emphasized. Malik highlighted Pakistan's potential as a key manpower exporter and detailed the government's efforts to streamline the process through quality recruitment agencies, skill development, and addressing foreign employers' needs.
In addition to the corporate engagements, Malik held separate one-on-one meetings with Qatar’s labor, interior, and education ministers. The Ministry concluded that these agreements and discussions signify a significant advancement in increasing the presence of the Pakistani workforce in Qatar, paving the way for mutual economic growth and stronger bilateral ties.
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