Islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the Muslim Ummah to adopt a common strategy to deal with terrorism, as terrorists are tarnishing the image of Islam with their misguided ideology.

Talking to Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri, Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan at the Aiwan-e-Sadr yesterday, the President said that Islam is a religion of peace that believes in the sanctity of human life and does not allow the killing of people.

The President further said that misguided elements have disgraced Islam and Islamic countries need to work together to address this menace.

He stated that Muslim countries should benefit from each other’s capabilities and should cooperate in various fields.

The President emphasised the need for increase in trade between both countries and thanked the Government of Qatar for their initiative to provide jobs to skilled and unskilled Pakistani workers in their country. President Mamnoon congratulated Qatar on hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2020 and said that this will increase the prestige of Qatar in the international community.

The President noted that a large work force will be required to organize the FIFA World Cup and Pakistan is willing to cooperate with Qatar in this regard.

He added that investors from friendly countries such as Qatar can take advantage of the improved security situation in Pakistan to invest in various projects.

On the occasion, the Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan said that the law and order situation in Pakistan is rapidly improving and Qatari investors are evincing interest in investing in the country.