A contingent of the Pakistan Army left for Qatar on Monday to join security personnel deployed for Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup 2022.

The contingent is comprised of Pakistan Army officers, junior commissioned officers, and soldiers. They will provide security assistance during the biggest and most anticipated sporting event of the year.

The troops travelling to the Gulf country for World Cup 2022 were trained by FIFA’s eight-member international team when it visited Pakistan in September.


The Qatari interior ministry had made a request to send Pakistan Army for security assistance.


The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played from November 20 to December 18. Qatar will become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA World Cup.