Pakistan–Qatar relations refer to the bilateral links between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the State of Qatar. Pakistan has an embassy in Doha; Qatar maintains an embassy in Islamabad and a consulate-general in Karachi. Relations between the two are shaped by Pakistan’s generally close relations with the Arab world. Like other nearby gulf states, there is a large Pakistani community in Qatar which numbers over 50,000. They work in diverse fields and send remittances each year. During the 2010 Pakistan floods, Qatar provided timely assistance to the country. After the British left, Pakistan originally called for the territory to be merged into with the Trucial States of the United Arab Emirates, with which it had recognized in the same year despite this however diplomatic relations between the two were established.
A deal was signed by the two countries’ governments in December 2015 in which Qatar agreed to supply Pakistan with $16 billion of LNG over a lengthy period.
^ “Pakistan-Qatar relations deep, time tested: Bangash.”. The Free Library. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
^ Zafar Bhutta (13 December 2015). “LNG supply: Pakistan inks deal worth $16b with Qatar”. The Express Tribune. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
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