Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan stands in solidarity with Qatar’s Emir and people as the country faced propaganda while hosting the FIFA World Cup.
“Unfortunate that Qatar is being subjected to a barrage of propaganda as host of FIFA World Cup,” he said in a tweet.
Unfortunate that Qatar is being subjected to a barrage of propaganda as host of FIFA World Cup. It should rather be commended for wonderful arrangements for mega event & being a promoter of global peace & development. Pakistan stands in solidarity with HH Emir & peole of Qatar 🇶🇦
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) November 23, 2022
Instead, Shehbaz Sharif said, Qatar should rather be commended for wonderful arrangements for mega event and being a promoter of global peace and development.
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It is pertinent to note that the PM was referring to the barrage of criticism on Qatar including boycotts and slogans by the west accusing the oil-rich nation of suppressing human rights.
Last month, its ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said Qatar has been hit by an “unprecedented campaign” of criticism over preparations for the football World Cup, calling the attacks “defamation”.
“Since we won the honour of hosting the World Cup, Qatar has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign that no host country has faced,” the emir had said in a speech.