Islamabad, March 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): A reception was held on the Pakistan Maritime Security Ship Basol at Hamad Port yesterday evening as part of the ongoing Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex 2018). Present on the occasion were Rana Tanveer Hussain, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Defence Production, along with the delegation from Pakistan for Dimdex; Major General Abdullah bin Hassan al-Sulaiti, Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces; Patricio Zambrano, Ecuador’s Minister of Defence; Shahzad Ahmad, Pakistan’s ambassador to Qatar; and officials from different ministries in Qatar.

Besides, a large number of prominent Pakistani expatriates form different walks of life in Qatar also attended the reception, the Pakistan embassy said in a press statement. The national anthems of Qatar and Pakistan were played at the beginning of the reception. Afterwards, a cake-cutting ceremony was held and dinner was hosted by Commodore Faisal Abbasi, Mission Commander of Naval Ships from Pakistan Navy, under the patronage of the Pakistan embassy in Doha.

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