Pakistan Army contingent for FIFA World Cup 2022 security leave for Qatar

A Pakistan Army contingent on Monday left for Qatar to join the security personnel appointed for the FIFA World Cup — starting in the middle eastern country this November — bringing another honour to the armed forces of Pakistan.

The contingent, comprising Pakistan Army officers, junior commissioned officers and soldiers will provide security assistance to the Qatari government during the biggest and most anticipated sporting event, happening in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played from November 20 to December 18.

The Gulf country will be hosting the extravaganza for the very first time. It had requested Pakistan Army for security assistance during the mega event. A four-member delegation of Qatari interior ministry had also visited Pakistan in August to discuss the matter.

The troops travelling to Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022 were trained on security by FIFA’s eight-member international training team when it visited Pakistan in September.

The federal cabinet had already granted approval to the Pakistan Army-Qatar agreement on providing assistance during the mega football event.