17 January, 2017
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Qatar: Emir Sheikh Tamim meetings
Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Tamim Al-Thani was to arrive in Pakistan for a two-day visit on 13 January. This will be his third official visit to the country and second since he became emir (past trips were in 2010 and 2015). He will have meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif; discussions were expected to cover defence procurement. Qatar is thought to have been in talks to buy the JF-17 Thunder multi-role jets from Pakistan to supplement its existing fleet of French-made Rafales.